Originally Posted by SarahK
Can anyone help with this hoverfly? I've gone through the websites that I know about and cannot find a match, and it's so distinctive I didn't think I would have a problem. Photo taken this morning on a sweet pea flower in the garden.
This is Melanostoma scalare - very clear from the dust marks on the frons. The other dusting is a fungal attack that often hits Melanostoma and Platycheirus.
Any data on where photographed, when and grid ref?
Roger Morris - see www.hoverfly.org.uk
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