2. To spot this month: Keep an eye out for the Marmalade hoverfly
Keep an eye out for this very common hoverfly. It’s called the Marmalade hoverfly (Episyrphus balteatus). There are around 180 different hoverflies in Ireland. Many are black & yellow striped, but no other species has this exact pattern on its abdomen. It might not be obvious at first, but once you get your eye in, it’s very easy to spot.