Necking The Extrafloral Nectar

The backdoor ivy bush has almost finished flowering but it's still attracting quite a few insects. Hardly any nectar from flowers left but the young fruits are glistening with extrafloral nectar, as can be seen in my pic.

I think the tiny, 3mm long, fly is Chlorops pumilionis, the gout or pest fly. Its larvae are a pest on wheat, oats, barley and rye.

"I go to books and to nature as the bee goes to a flower, for nectar that I can make into my own honey." 

John Burroughs 

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