Hoverfly: Chrysotoxum bicinctum | Nature Notes from Dorset

I am always on the look out for new hoverflies to photograph and learn about; I find them fascinating as they are so variable in size, appearance and behaviour. When I discovered this one, Chrysotoxum bicinctum, I thought I was photographing a wasp and it was not until I got a closer look at home on the computer screen I realised it was not a wasp species but a hoverfly.
That deception is, of course, intentional. Potential preditors may think twice before having a go at this particular harmless insect

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