Melanostoma?

Melanostoma?

Observation - Melanostoma? - UK and Ireland. Description: I was out trying out some new extension tubes on my camera and pleased to find an insect at all in the cool and blustery conditions. But this hoverfly on a Common Knapweed flower was preoccupied enough to grab a few close shots... Slim, neat hoverfly, bla

I was out trying out some new extension tubes on my camera and pleased to find an insect at all in the cool and blustery conditions. But this hoverfly on a Common Knapweed flower was preoccupied enough to grab a few close shots... Slim, neat hoverfly, black and yellow abdomen markings just visible through wings. Thorax and scutellum reflective brassy colour. Male I believe.