A hoveryfly found on the underside of a Yew frond on a dull cool day.
No interactions present.
Criorhina asilica is a superb and rather uncommon hoverfly and it is a bit early for it at the moment. In contrast, E. eligans is a very common species of early spring.
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What got me on the wrong track was the rather orange / brassy colour of the thorax whereas for this E. eligans in the book I used this was shown as black. Only a few species (of which C. asilica was one) had the right sort of colour.
I suspect thorax colour is not really a feature to look at on hovers.
Lat/Lng: 51.5, -0.4
OS grid ref: TQ1583