Is this a Sciomyzid fly? Quite large...maybe 10-12mm or so. On Ragwort at 06.00hrs.
No interactions present.
Thanks very much for that, Ashley. Looking at Diptera info, I think you are probably right.
My Flickr photos...
http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/182859 which is an observation I posted a few weeks ago. It appears it is now called Neuroctena anilis.
It certainly looks similar. Thanks for the name update.
Lat/Lng: 53.92239259254, -0.84580510854721
OS grid ref: SE758479
Forestry Commission plantation being returned to wooded heathland