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Another image from our holiday in Guisborough in early August: a hoverfly, probably Sericomyia silentis (Diptera: Syrphidae).  It was on the heather moor behind Highcliff, in an area of reeds and sphagnum moss.  According to Michael Chinery (Complete British Insects, Collins, 2005), S. silentis is found "mainly in damp habitats" and "It's larvae live in muddy water".

Photo taken on Guisborough Moor, near Guisborough, North Yorkshire, UK, on 2009-08-06.

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