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Hairy eyes and typically dark abdomen is right for a spring torvus.
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Ah and what a good one it is nice face shot
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By hair, do you mean on the eye, like the little white dots you can see at the bottom of the eye on the close up image?
Yes...they are only short, but the other species of Syrphus lack them, so it makes it torvus.
Hair length Depends on sex see link above
It does however look like Torvus
I seem to have lost the ability to edit my comments above, so apologies for prolonging this with another comment, but it's worth saying that the hairs here are quite dense, certainly not as sparse as you might very occasionally find on other species. The combination of that with the very narrow yellow bands, together with the fact that torvus is the commoner spring species, all leads to a reasonable ID of torvus. It would be a shame not to have such a good picture on the carousel for torvus.
I agree Ian it is most likely torvus ,and there is no doubt it is of the genus Syrphus
Just some useful pointers and challenges for Hover Spotters (probably goes without saying and easier said than done as they fly off during the process- but Hover sequences are most welcome to defintively represent species on the carousel) Face (colour) , Eyes (Hairs), Legs Abdominal Patterns & Wings (veination) dorsal and lateral (Leg Banding) views etc useful - the width of the bands and the probability of finding torvus are not in themselves reliable ID characters but as you say all very useful pointers that add to the ID.
I am sure every one taking photos of Hovers in the Field will agree that its no easy task to achieve all these things
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