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Captain_of_Crunch

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Hi,

I found this hoverfly on the Irish east coast last weekend. Would appreciate any help in ID'ing it.

Thanks!
 

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tom tams

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Hi All

Can anyone put an id to this hoverfly sp, photographed today in Tynemouth, Northumberland
 

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godrevy

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Hi,

Just started photographing insects and would appreciate I.D. of the attached. I've been told it is a hoverfly but I'm not sure.
 

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GiG

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On the 1st, the warm day brought out some insects and on some flowering blackthorn I saw my first red admiral of the year, two buff-tailed bumble bees and this hoverfly which I think is Eristalis tenax.

Gi
 

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Captain_of_Crunch

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Is this Mallota cimbiciformis by any chance? Photographed in eastern Ireland this morning.
 

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woodwolf

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Hi
I'm struggling with this, quite distinctive markings , was thinking Tenax, pertinax or had elegans suggested.. can anyone help ?
 

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minkstone

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Photographed this hover fly yesterday, is it dasysyrphus albostriatus.

Stu
 

chris butterworth

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Another 'thingie' I photographed while "just rummaging around". Any ideas?

Chris
 

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antshrike69

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At Kelling Quag yesterday, I found a stonking Volucella zonaria on hogweed - an absolutely massive beast and extremely convincing as a hornet mimic. It was the day's highlight.
 

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