Hoverfly - Sphaerophoria scripta

Hoverfly - Sphaerophoria scripta

Observation - Hoverfly - Sphaerophoria scripta - UK and Ireland. Description: An obliging male S. scripta allowed me to take several photos of it. I had to wait a short while until it closed its wings to show that the abdomen projects well beyond the closed wings - a characteristic of this species. Also present was a female (fina

An obliging male S. scripta allowed me to take several photos of it. I had to wait a short while until it closed its wings to show that the abdomen projects well beyond the closed wings - a characteristic of this species. Also present was a female (final photo), probably also the same species but not possible to be definitive about this.