Hoverfly feast

The Hoverflies were feeding in the sun yesterday . After looking in the field guide from the photos and where they were feeding I think this is Eristalis nemorum they mimic bees.

The first photo helped to identify it because of its face shape..

They visit a wide variety of flowers and have a long flight period stretching into September.This hoverfly was definitely enjoying the flower.

I have added two short videos which really show how like a bee they look at first glance.


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