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Parasyrphus or Melangyna

Observed: 23rd April 2013 By: Mark at MagdalenMark at Magdalen’s reputation in InvertebratesMark at Magdalen’s reputation in InvertebratesMark at Magdalen’s reputation in InvertebratesMark at Magdalen’s reputation in Invertebrates
Metasyrphus
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punctulatus

I suspect you are right, as the (currently) common M. lasiophthalma would show a duskier scutellum with a dark smudge around the edge. Not easy from a photo, though.

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Thanks for your comments. V

Thanks for your comments. V low depth of field as I had no flash yesterday and it was a bit windy. I want to learn more about hoverflies and if time allows I will try to post many more observations this year.