Apple blossoms and hover fly

Hover fly (Melanostoma scalare probably) on the blossom of a Nant Gwrtheyrn apple
Hover fly (Melanostoma scalare probably) on the blossom of a Nant Gwrtheyrn apple

melanostoma scalare on apple blossom

It’s the 11th of May. It’s cold. We’ve had gale force winds. And we’ve just had a hail shower. There aren’t many pollinators of any sort about so far this year. This little hover fly is a welcome visitor to the blossoms on the Nant Gwrtheyrn apple tree. An incredibly tough little tree: it’s held its blossoms through the gales and the hail.

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2 thoughts on “Apple blossoms and hover fly”

  1. My apple tree froze this year. And at least one of the local orchards lost their cherry crop. But forecast today is for high ’80’s & 90 degrees tomorrow – spring weather can be so erratic.

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