Episyrphus balteatus – four images

Episyrphus balteatus – four images

Observation - Episyrphus balteatus – four images - UK and Ireland. Description: Further to my comments on the post Hover Fly by chrisbrooks earlier today Images 1 and 2: a male (eyes closely apposed) with wings largely closed over the abdomen; Image 3: male, wings outstretched (01/07/2012); Image 4: female – eyes separated by a ga

Further to my comments on the post Hover Fly by chrisbrooks earlier today

Images 1 and 2: a male (eyes closely apposed) with wings largely closed over the abdomen; Image 3: male, wings outstretched (01/07/2012); Image 4: female – eyes separated by a gap (30/06/2012).