Volucella zonaria

Finally, we have a garden record for the largest hoverfly found in Great Britain. We’d been wondering when it would show up as it’s not at all rare in the South of England.

Volucella zonaria – 10th June 2022

At first, admittedly without glasses on, we thought this was a Hornet (another species we are stilling waiting to record) and at first felt a little gutted when we spotted it was a fly rather than a wasp. But once we realised what species of hoverfly it was we were well chuffed. These guys are known to be mimics of Hornets so that made us feel a little better as well.

DC 11/06/2022

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