Hoverflies2010 Report of the Recorder
Some good things about 2010 Seven new species of hoverfly for Bedfordshire Major step forward in tetrad recording (230 now visited out of c380) Much improved knowledge of early records (thanks to museum visits) Great support from observers and photographers
New county species Pipiza fenestrata Brachyopa bicolor (Vulnerable) Cheilosia scutellata Syrphus rectus (poorly understood) Sphaerophoria rueppellii Cheilosia caerulescens (invasive) Callicera spinolae (Endangered)
Other hoverflies of note A major year for Scaeva pyrastri
Some priorities for 2011… Find elusive spring species Continue studies of Sphaerophoria loewi Visit more tetrads!
Thanks to … K Balmer, J Bellamy, R Bellamy, C Le Boutillier, S Brooke, R Broomfield, C Carpenter, J Childs, D Dawson, I K Dawson, A Donelly, D Fisher, R Lawrence, N Marjoram, R Morrissey, D Oakley-Martin, A R Outen, J Pitts, S R Plummer, R C Revels, S Rooke, B Squires, M Ward, A Whitney, N Willits, I Woiwod