Monday, 17 July 2017

Eriozona syrphiodes at Blaencaerau

36 species of hoverfly recorded today and will update later, but this species deserves it's own post. Eriozona syrphoides is a scarce hoverfly it was only discovered in Great Britain in the 1960's in North Wales. Since then it has slowly spread across the country and into Glamorgan. It was recorded once last year in the valley at Garnwen by Paul Tabor, so this is the second record for the valley and the fourth for Glamorgan. The valley records are the furthest south it has been recorded in Wales.