Wednesday, 9 September 2009
I had a refugee this afternoon. He (or she?) found his way into the house and decided to be a bit of a nuisance. Now despite my detestation of killing things had he been a wasp he would be dead. As it was he is a Hover Fly Helophilus pendulus. Leastways I'm pretty sure that he is but if the first comment is from Scriptor saying that I'm wrong then.... Anyway they like damp places and are fond of sunbathing on waterside vegetation. Anyway I though he was a rather splendid fellow and once I had spoken softly to him he posed for me. Or perhaps in the absence of any pondside vegetation in my kitchen he just decided to sunbathe anyway.