Mating Volucella

Mating Volucella

Observation - Mating Volucella. Description: There was a third Volucella present (image3) which I think may be a female. My recollection is of the mating hoverflies landing from the air already paired, so mating competition is not necessarily involved.

There was a third Volucella present (image3) which I think may be a female. My recollection is of the mating hoverflies landing from the air already paired, so mating competition is not necessarily involved.