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This stocky hoverfly is the commonest ‘drone’ fly, so called because they mimic bee drones (male hive bees). The orange marks on the abdomen are variable so are not a reliable identification feature, though most specimens have a single pair near to the thorax. It also has a very noticeable dark face stripe and curved rear tibia.  

Sunrise: 04.46    Sunset: 09.33

Sunrise: 04.53 am   Sunset: 09.22 pm

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