Fresh Specimen Ideally face would assist Banding veination point to E.luniger
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Nice photograph; I have only managed to get one decent shot of a Eupeodes so far.
Thanks - you will probably with experience find its good to go out just after high wind or rain you get specimens lower to the ground layer and often many fresh ones after a warm rainy spell esp the day after in the cool of the morning they are fairy sedate Unfortunatley this one did not oblige a facial shot The bandings are becoming yellow as the insect feeds - its usually the pollen in the gut that makes the colour L.glaucia more purpple as it feeds generally on Angelica Have fun every season is different
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Thanks, I will keep at it as it is usually windy along the cliff tops.
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