Subject: wasp or bee or something else??
Location: rochdale england
June 26, 2015 6:39 am
never seen one of these…cant find any pictures on the web!! what is it please??
Signature: gary b
This looks to us like some species of Hover Fly in the family Syrphidae, and we discovered a British Hoverflies site. The closest match we could find on the site is a member of the genus Eristalis, but nothing looks exactly right. If you find a closer match, please let us know so we can correct the posting.
Update: July 4, 2015
We received a comment that Volucella pellucens was a good match, and this image on the British Hoverflies site supports that possibility.