Pied Hoverfly – Scaeva pyrastri *male*

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Description
A large and conspicuous hoverfly with pairs of upward curving creamy-white bars. Known as the Pied Hoverfly.
Similar Species
Dasysyrphus venustus

Habitat
It can be found in gardens, wasteland and meadows.
When to see it
May to November, peaking in August.
Life History
It is thought that few can survive the winter so that each year the breeding population depends on migration from mainland Europe.
UK Status
It is found across much of Britain though like many hoverflies it becomes rarer the further north you go.

Information from Naturespot

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