Inflated foreheads

Chasing after a bumblebee that would not let me photograph it, I saw this hoverfly out of the corner of my eye. Not new but resting and easy to photograph pretty well… far better than previous pictures.

Pied Hoverfly Scaeva pyrastri

Moreover you can see the two diagnostic features making it hard to confuse with any other UK hoverfly… the white ‘comma’ markings and the inflated frons (forehead).

Below, a feature of lockdown… ‘frons’ obscured by four months hair growth!

Hairy Grump – Malevolum hispida

Rant it out!
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