Lordship hoverflies - Chrysotoxum festivum

Lordship hoverflies - Chrysotoxum festivum

Observation - Lordship hoverflies - Chrysotoxum festivum - UK and Ireland. Description: This fly is clearly a wasp-mimic, but spends a lot of time hovering on one spot, which is quite un-wasplike. This one flew away before I could get a clear shot of it's back

This fly is clearly a wasp-mimic, but spends a lot of time hovering on one spot, which is quite un-wasplike. This one flew away before I could get a clear shot of it's back