Hoverfly

Hoverfly

Observation - Hoverfly. Description: I noted three of these wasp look a likes located on this flower. This 'wasp' has yellow legs, slightly grey wings with dark grey veining, and distinctive black and yellow striping. The markings make it appear to have a black belt that drops down. It also

I noted three of these wasp look a likes located on this flower. This 'wasp' has yellow legs, slightly grey wings with dark grey veining, and distinctive black and yellow striping. The markings make it appear to have a black belt that drops down. It also appears as if the eyes are connected. There is also a fuzzy brown area on the 'back'.The first two I believe to be of the same species. The third may be the same species but of opposite sex, or a completely different species, as it is similar in colour although darker across the head. Further research leads me to believe it is Syrphus ribesii.