Location: Uhweisen, Switzerland
September 19, 2012 6:13 am
Could you please tell me what the insect on the left is?
Hi again JPB,
This is a lovely photo. This is not a wasp. It is a fly in the family Syrphidae, and the members of the family are frequently called Flower Flies or Hover Flies. Mistaking it for a wasp is understandable as many members of the family mimic stinging insects like wasps and bees. Here is information on the North American Flower Flies from BugGuide.