Is this a dark Helophilus pendulus? Observed at Bodnant Gardens N Wales in May 2009
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Almost certainly is pendulus, I think, as the hind tibia does appear to be mostly pale. Certainly a dark individual, though.
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Thanks Ophrys. good to have a second opinion on this ID
Lat/Lng: 53.2345, -3.7989
OS grid ref: SH800723