Hoverfly - Rhingia rostrata

Hoverfly - Rhingia rostrata

Observation - Hoverfly - Rhingia rostrata - UK and Ireland. Description: Seen on burdock flowers in a damp woodland valley. The orange abdomen lacking black lateral edges to the tergites distinguishes this species from it's close relative R. campestris.

Seen on burdock flowers in a damp woodland valley.

The orange abdomen lacking black lateral edges to the tergites distinguishes this species from it's close relative R. campestris.