Chequered Hoverfly – Melanostoma scalare

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Description
The males have longer, thinner bodies than females, with lozenge-shaped yellow spots compared to the triangular spots in females. Both sexes have largely yellow antennae.
Photo ID? Identifiable from a photo with care
Habitat
Lush herbage in well wooded areas and even gardens.
When to see it
April to November peaking at the end of May and in August.
UK Status
Common throughout Britain.

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