Lordship hoverflies - Syritta pipiens

Lordship hoverflies - Syritta pipiens

Observation - Lordship hoverflies - Syritta pipiens - UK and Ireland. Description: This male hoverfly was in the Umbellifers beside Downhills pond. It likes flowers in urban areas, rough meadows, hedgerows and marshy areas. In flight it mimics a Solitary Wasp, and the males are thought to have enhanced binocular vision.

This male hoverfly was in the Umbellifers beside Downhills pond. It likes flowers in urban areas, rough meadows, hedgerows and marshy areas. In flight it mimics a Solitary Wasp, and the males are thought to have enhanced binocular vision.