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Old Sunday 28th June 2020, 14:01   #1
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Hoverfly ID please

There were several marmalade flies around on the honeysuckle but this was hovering and seemed much larger. Could only get a full frontal. Wondered if it might be a Syrphus ribesii but beyond level of competence.

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Old Sunday 28th June 2020, 15:15   #2
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I'll be surprised it anyone can name it from that one shot!
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Old Monday 29th June 2020, 14:43   #3
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Only shot available. It does have six legs!

Think I had better christen it the Syrphus R101

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There were several marmalade flies around on the honeysuckle but this was hovering and seemed much larger. Could only get a full frontal. Wondered if it might be a Syrphus ribesii but beyond level of competence.

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Does look to have the swollen frons of a Scaeva.

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