How to make a hoverfly lagoon

How to make a hoverfly lagoon

Attract pollinating hoverflies to your garden with this hoverfly lagoon.

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Hoverflies are important garden pollinators. While many lay eggs on aphid-infested plants, some, like the drone fly (Eristalis tenax), need stagnant water to breed.

This hoverfly lagoon can be placed in a corner of the garden, where the organic matter added to the water will gradually break down, creating the perfect habitat for hoverfly larvae.

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