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Observation - IMG_7834_small - UK and Ireland. Description: Walking through the woods at RSPB Sandy, at around 11 in the morning, we spotted about 2 dozen of these rather beautiful flies (?) alternatively hovering above some blackberry leaves and sitting on them. When closed, the wings looked gold in colour and

Walking through the woods at RSPB Sandy, at around 11 in the morning, we spotted about 2 dozen of these rather beautiful flies (?) alternatively hovering above some blackberry leaves and sitting on them.

When closed, the wings looked gold in colour and the antennae were unusually long