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Chrysotoxum cautum

Observed: 13th June 2012 By: jeremyrjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebrates
8th June 2013 Herts
13th June 2012 Hackney Marshes
Description:

A wasp-mimic Syrphid, one of the 'difficult five'. In flight it looks just like a pub garden wasp but on settling shows it's a hoverfly

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cautum

The scutellum colour is not important, as far as I know. However, the antennae suggest cautum, as the first section is shorter than the second, and the third is about the same as the first and second together.

Ian
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