Not good photos, I'm afraid. Possibly a Crabronid? Also, not on an umbellifer, like the others.
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The way the wings are held made me think of this type of insect, but the body pattern looked rather different from my "known" photo - identified here in the past.
Thanks for the suggestion - will see if it gets any agreements!
I have to say though it looks pretty similar to those on the carousel but as I said I'm out of my comfort zone really.
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Dark frons, orange femora without dark ring and shimmer stripe just about visible on side of thorax, points to quadrifasciatus.
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it was very active, and tricky to photograph. Thanks to both.
Lat/Lng: 54.649, -1.3789
OS grid ref: NZ401283