Myathropa florea, a Hover Fly

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Myathropa florea is a hover fly closely related to the Drone Fly and the Helophilus species. While these relatives are very difficult to identify, this species is less variable and very easy to identify, for it is our only wasp like hoverfly showing horizontal striping on the thorax.

Myathropa florea is conquering the UK lately.


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