Hoverfly (Volucella zonaria)

Hoverfly (Volucella zonaria)

Observation - Hoverfly (Volucella zonaria) - UK and Ireland. Description: Rather blurred but: Large, length guess 15-20mm initially looked a bit like a bumble bee but flew fast between and low above ground cover landing every 10-50cms to rest on leaves in sunlight before disappearing.

Rather blurred but: Large, length guess 15-20mm initially looked a bit like a bumble bee but flew fast between and low above ground cover landing every 10-50cms to rest on leaves in sunlight before disappearing.