Hovering hoverfly(hoverflies?)

Hovering hoverfly(hoverflies?)

Observation - Hovering hoverfly(hoverflies?) - UK and Ireland. Description: I saw this solitary hovering hoverfly (Image 1), lost track of it for 5 min. and then saw the individual shown in the other images hovering a few yards away between bouts of coming down to rest on plants. The images could well represent the same individua

I saw this solitary hovering hoverfly (Image 1), lost track of it for 5 min. and then saw the individual shown in the other images hovering a few yards away between bouts of coming down to rest on plants. The images could well represent the same individual (or at least members of the same species).
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