Taken through glass - it was clinging to the outside of the window. About 20mm long. Not sure if it may have been a large hoverfly?
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Thank you for your speedy identification.
No problem - A good Macro Shot as well :-)
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I would not comit to an ID on Sternite view or Size without having some authority or Key relating to that feature . Here is a random Ventral View
Many are similar
for what its worth based on the legs and glimpse of face it fits as you say is likely but not certain, well spotted though ;-}
I agree that a firm ID is difficult. I do not agree that many are similar, though. The combination of c. 20mm size, leg colour, yellow, broad face and the black spots on the sternites is actually found in very few hoverflies. Eupeodes and Scaeva is about all, I would have thought. I don't have a good specimen of Scaeva selenitica, but I suspect that that is similar. It would be rather large for a Eupeodes, though some luniger are quite big. Pretty certain it is pyrastri.
The unusual angle is good...certainly makes you think!
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