Snipe-fly?

Snipe-fly?

Observation - Snipe-fly?. Description: 3 flies on a large Melancholy Thistle flower. Each fly about 12mm in length. Thorax has 3 dark longitudinal lines. Abdomen orange, with darker 'bands' on upper-side. Legs also orange. Wings transparent, folded together over abdomen.

3 flies on a large Melancholy Thistle flower. Each fly about 12mm in length. Thorax has 3 dark longitudinal lines. Abdomen orange, with darker 'bands' on upper-side. Legs also orange. Wings transparent, folded together over abdomen.