Hoverfly - Syrphus

Hoverfly - Syrphus

Observation - Hoverfly - Syrphus - UK and Ireland. Description: A yellow and black striped hoverfly. Eyes touching, so male. There were a group of hoverflies in dappled shade challenging each other for the best sunlit spots. After I'd watched a while my shoulder and then my wrist (it was easier to photograph them

A yellow and black striped hoverfly. Eyes touching, so male.

There were a group of hoverflies in dappled shade challenging each other for the best sunlit spots. After I'd watched a while my shoulder and then my wrist (it was easier to photograph them there), became a favourite perch to be defended. A male would sit there and whine until another challenged it when it would fly up, see off the intruder and return to its post.