Poppy and Hover Fly

The red-flowered corn poppy or Papaver rhoeas is the poppy of wartime remembrance. This poppy is a common weed in Europe and is found in many locations, including Flanders, the setting of the famous poem “In Flanders Fields,” by the Canadian surgeon and soldier John McCrae. This hover fly, sitting on a poppy, was taken in Derby England.

Poppy Flower and Bee


  1. nana

    Sean – just taken another photo of hover flies on the poppies as they are out at the moment. Will never be a better photo than that one of them though!!

    1. Sean Allen (Post author)

      If you don’t try, you cannot improve. This one was a cracker of a shot though.

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