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DESCRIPTION: The two narrow black bands against a yellowy-orange background on abdominal segments 3 and 4 are the key identification feature of this common hoverfly. BEHAVIOUR: Hovering in between quick darting motions around flowers. DISTRIBUTION: Common throughout the whole of Britain. HABITAT: Woodland rides, parks and gardens.  Can be found swarming in coastal areas after migrating. PERIOD: Late March to early September.

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