Image: Hover fly feeding on nectar

Hover fly feeding on nectar

A Hover fly (Syrphidae, Diptera) rests on a flower's anthers as it uses its sponge-like mouthparts to absorb the nectar.

Photographer:
M Batley
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© M Batley

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Tags hover flies, nectar, feeding, pollinators, pollination, insects, invertebrates, Bugwise,