Mason wasp and Hoverfly imitator

Mason wasp and Hoverfly imitator

Observation - Mason wasp and Hoverfly imitator - UK and Ireland. Description: I found these two within a few yards of each other. Pic 4 shows the hoverfly Chrysotoxum bicinctum, which clearly disguises itself as this and similar wasps - amazing! It's even got the a dark wing edge to suggest the folded wings of the eumeninae

I found these two within a few yards of each other. Pic 4 shows the hoverfly Chrysotoxum bicinctum, which clearly disguises itself as this and similar wasps - amazing! It's even got the a dark wing edge to suggest the folded wings of the eumeninae