Fig 1
DESCRIPTION: Wing length 8 -11mm. The black stigma, large oblong markings on tergite 2 and the thin narrow bands on tergites 3 and 4 almost confirm the identity of this species.The yellow scuttellum and dark line down the yellow frons add to complete the ID process. BEHAVIOUR: Can be seen in mixed groups of Hoverflies on the flowerheads of Umbellifers and the like. DISTRIBUTION: Local throughout Britain. HABITAT: Woodland rides and hedgerows. PERIOD: May to October.

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