Hoverfly in a sheltered, sunny spot.

Hoverfly in a sheltered, sunny spot.

Observation - Hoverfly in a sheltered, sunny spot. - UK and Ireland. Description: A male (eyes close together), alternatively flying off and re-alighting. Perhaps looking for another male to compete with. Compared with other hoverflies I have observed, e.g.*, the rear legs were less flexible when extending themselves over the top of

A male (eyes close together), alternatively flying off and re-alighting. Perhaps looking for another male to compete with. Compared with other hoverflies I have observed, e.g.*, the rear legs were less flexible when extending themselves over the top of the body.

* Manipulation of legs by a drone fly… to iSpot 22nd April 2012