Footballer Hoverfly

Footballer Hoverfly

Observation - Footballer Hoverfly - UK and Ireland. Description: Two photos of different individual insects that I have tentatively identified as Helophilus pendulus (Footballer Hoverflies) The first has a broken yellow 4th band at the rear whereas the second has an unbroken yellow band, which seems to show up as fem

Two photos of different individual insects that I have tentatively identified as Helophilus pendulus (Footballer Hoverflies)
The first has a broken yellow 4th band at the rear whereas the second has an unbroken yellow band, which seems to show up as female and male on the Naturespot website although I can't find any confirmation of this. Comments please.