Friday 6 October 2023

Phytomia zonata

Phytomia zonata (羽芒宽盾食蚜蝇).
They are one of the larger hover flies found in Changsha. Right now they can reliably found where there are patches of wild-flowers. I have seen them in spring as well: last spring in particular there was a flower patch in Wangling park where a hwamei would hunt for them every afternoon.