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Episyrphus balteatus (4)
NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 75 W: 3 N: 437] (3370)
Episyrphus balteatus (De Geer, 1776)
Diptera: Syrphidae
Common name: Marmalade hoverfly

Episyrphus balteatus, sometimes called the marmalade hoverfly, is a relatively small hoverfly (9窶12 mm) of the Syrphidae family, widespread throughout the Palaearctic region, which covers Europe, North Asia and North Africa.
E. balteatus can be found throughout the year in various habitats, including urban gardens, visiting flowers for pollen and nectar. It is among the very few species of flies capable of crushing pollen grains and feeding on them. The larva is terrestrial and feeds on aphids.

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NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 75 W: 3 N: 437] (3370)
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Edited by:NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 75 W: 3 N: 437] (3370)

I posted a side view to see the feeding of pollen. The flower is Oxalis pes-caprae