Hoverfly [E nitidicollis?]

Hoverfly [E nitidicollis?]

Observation - Hoverfly [E nitidicollis?] - UK and Ireland. Description: A gloriously striking hoverfly 'wasp mimic' shining in the sunlight. Actually on a nettle leaf here but was more interested in the nearby brambles. Is that the right environment for E Nitidicolis?

A gloriously striking hoverfly 'wasp mimic' shining in the sunlight. Actually on a nettle leaf here but was more interested in the nearby brambles. Is that the right environment for E Nitidicolis?