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Hover fly

Observed: 29th April 2009 By: squirrelsquirrel’s reputation in Invertebratessquirrel’s reputation in Invertebratessquirrel’s reputation in Invertebratessquirrel’s reputation in Invertebrates
Hover fly (helophilus pendulus) 1
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bobthebirder's picture

helophilus

A very distinctive insect - the longitudinal stripes on the thorax confirm your ID. I bet it was on the edge of your pond...

Bob Ford

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yes thats right

yes thats right

squirrel

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Helophilus

Agree that the stripy thorax and general appearance confirm Helophilus, but it can be tricky sorting out the five species in this genus. Having said that, I agree that this one does look most likely to be H. pendulus, which is also the most widespread of the species.

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hoverfly

.. and the one that is commonly seen around garden ponds.

Bob Ford