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Fly, Possibly Hover with large black femurs on hind legs.

Observed: 13th May 2011 By: williamsnrwilliamsnr’s reputation in Invertebrateswilliamsnr’s reputation in Invertebrateswilliamsnr’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Fly about 12mm which looks like a hoverfly in flight and which rests with its wings folded over its back. It has noticable thick black femurs on its hind legs. There were large numbers of them on the day I observed it.

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Colin007's picture

Hoverfly

Would have agreed with John's second ID, but was typing mine in at same time!
Can't be Xylotini segnis as this has lots of yellow on hind tibia.

Colin

Colin007's picture

Hoverfly

Oh, and forgot to say - nice pics William

Colin

williamsnr's picture

Hoverfly

This makes sense since the grassland where it was seen was close to reed beds.