Bumblebee mimic hoverfly

Bumblebee mimic hoverfly

Observation - Bumblebee mimic hoverfly - UK and Ireland. Description: I thought this was a red-tailed bumblebee when I first saw this.. Reputedly scarce but may be overlooked as it often forages high up. I've not seen one again since I took this 2 years ago.

I thought this was a red-tailed bumblebee when I first saw this.. Reputedly scarce but may be overlooked as it often forages high up. I've not seen one again since I took this 2 years ago.