Classification Order: Diptera true flies Family: Syrphidae
Wing Length .Between 6.5 and 10 mm.
March to November with population increasing during May, but has a main peak from July to September.
The broad yellow lunate markings on tergites 3 and 4 dont reach the outer edge of the tergite is a key differential feature in this species .
Arable fields, meadows, road verges, hedgerows, gardens, or anywhere with an open floristic habitat.
WITH THANKS TO (C) LEON TRUSCOTT 2007