SW of Dunvegan

After the quarry, I spent several hours in country SW of Dunvegan putting my nose into four tetrads with few records. To these I added 121, 113, 119 and 96 records ranging from Populus tremula (Aspen) in a couple of burn gorges to Juncus ranarius (Frog Rush) in saltmarsh and from Viburnum opulus (Guelder-rose) on  a rocky outcrop by a river to Rhynchospora alba (White Beak-sedge) on the moors.

Murdo subsequently identified this hoverfly as Eristalis intricarius, in one of its many colur morphs:

Eristalis intricarius

Makes a convincing bee-mimic except for the way it flies.

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