Wednesday, 19 August 2009
You can see what I have so far on "My Garden" page.
On this particular occasion I was taking a photo of a Dwarf Dahlia that has a lovely peachy/orange colour but it was being visited by a Hover Fly.
For the technically minded, I was interested to learn that there are over 6000 species of Hover Fly. Looking at the most common, I suspect this one is Episyrphus Balteatus. Despite their wasp-like markings, they are harmless and gardeners should delight in their presence as they feed on Aphids.
Before taking these photo's I hadn't realised how colourful and beneficial these little chappies can be. We live and learn. ;-)