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Observed: 16th April 2011 By: Peter Orchard
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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I can find nothing like this in my hoverfly book. The nearest would be M corollae but the shape of the markings still differs considerably. It also appears to be much hairier. I wonder if this is a hoverfly at all? It is obviously diptera and similar to wasp mimic hoverflies. Unfortunately, I was disturbed whilst observing it and did not see it fly off so have only this photo to go on. We had S ribessi in the garden today but this was very different in pattern and far less hairs on the abdomen.

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Brilliant, thanks (and so

Brilliant, thanks (and so quick too!). I never thought of it as eristalini and did not look that far. Stand by, I have another one coming shortly.