Hover fly 300511

Hover fly 300511

Observation - Hover fly 300511 - UK and Ireland. Description: Large bumblebee mimic hoverfly. It was basking on a concrete path near to a Merodon equestris. It was about as 'stout' as the Merodon but significantly longer. Black Thorax and abdomen with a brick red tail, white frons with a 'beak' and a black stripe do

Large bumblebee mimic hoverfly. It was basking on a concrete path near to a Merodon equestris. It was about as 'stout' as the Merodon but significantly longer. Black Thorax and abdomen with a brick red tail, white frons with a 'beak' and a black stripe down the face. When I moved to get a closer photo the hoverflies flew off - the Merodon returned but not this one.