Drone-Fly (Aristalis-tenax)

INSECT / TRUE FLY (DIPTERA) / HOVER FLIES (SYRPHIDAE)

As can be seen from these images, the amount of orange on the abdomen is extremely variable. A good guide to this species is the ‘U’ shaped loop in the third main wing vein. Another important feature is the thickened rear legs.

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All images Peter Drury unless otherwise stated.