A robust hoverfly. Common here but lacking distinctive abdominal flashes
No interactions present.
Pale front and mid tarsi, no sign of broad dark area down midline of face (which would be present if E.tenax). Female, (eyes separated not joining)
Seem to be large amounts of these this year.
Dave, VERY useful thanks. I DO wish those who know these things and post, would add this sort of ID comment, it would save a lot of WebWandering.
Many of our pictures come up in Google Images but without ID text - shameful in't it!
Lat/Lng: 58.9319508, -3.0877255
OS grid ref: HY374054
In the peaceful garden