Does Myathropa florea do much hovering?

Does Myathropa florea do much hovering?

Observation - Does Myathropa florea do much hovering? - UK and Ireland. Description: I don’t presently recollect having seen the hoverfly Myathropa florea actually hovering. Earlier in the year (Aug. – Sept.) however, I did see what I took to be competitive interaction among M. florea males* but on leaves of low-level vegetation. Here are

I don’t presently recollect having seen the hoverfly Myathropa florea actually hovering. Earlier in the year (Aug. – Sept.) however, I did see what I took to be competitive interaction among M. florea males* but on leaves of low-level vegetation. Here are three examples of such individuals (plus one of a presumptive female - with eyes more widely spaced). Images 2, 3 and 4: 06/09/2012; 22/08/2012; 01/08/2012 respectively.
* i.e. individuals with closely apposed eyes – cf. Diptera.info.