Hoverfly - Platycheiras tarsalis

Hoverfly -  Platycheiras tarsalis

Observation - Hoverfly - Platycheiras tarsalis - UK and Ireland. Description: 7 to 8mm length, yellow abdomen with black rings Indistinct due to wings) black legs with white knee joints, dark vertical bands on thorax.

7 to 8mm length, yellow abdomen with black rings Indistinct due to wings) black legs with white knee joints and wide tarsal segments on male. Dark vertical bands on shiny thorax gives rise to probability that is tarsalis rather than manicatus