Beetles to be found in and around Torphins Wood, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Torphins is a village in upper Deeside, Aberdeenshire Scotland. There is nothing particularly special about the wood, it is a mixed species coniferous/deciduous wood, so things found there can probably be found in many other Scottish, British or even European woods. For more information on Torphins itself and the human population there go to
Eristalis horticola, hoverfly adult

Eristalis horticola

Adult found on white umbelliferous flowers

Larva aquatic

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Chrysotoxum arcuatum, adult hoverfly

Chrysotoxum arcuatum

Adults flie May - Spetember.

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Criorhina berberina

Criorhina berberina

On flowers in sunny spots in woods, fields and gardens.

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hoverfly larva

Syrphidae, hover flies

Adults found on or near flowers in warmer months. Terrestrial larvae often found near aphids - their food, but there are also aquatic species.

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Sericomyia silentis, adult hover fly

Sericomyia silentis

Hoverfly with rat-tailed maggot larvae.

Found in peaty acidic areas

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