Tenesmus's picture

Mystery stripey thing!

This was in my garden in Bristol a couple of days ago, I've never seen one before!

http://www.iconoclast.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/images/mystery.jpg

I'm guessing a hoverfly of some sort, but I really don't know. Incidentally I also saw a bee fly and lots of small solitary bees (I encourage them with nesting tubes).

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Alan Thornhill's picture

Sawfly

It's one of the giant sawflies, maybe an Abia species. See (for an example) -
http://hartslock.org.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/abia-sericea-hartslock-2...
Hopefully someone can give you an ID to species level