Subject: Wasp like insect
Location: North-east England
July 5, 2013 4:59 am
Came across this bizzare white wasp type insect earlier, I’ve never seen one before and was wondering what it was, I got a pretty good picture of it 🙂
This is a Hover Fly in the family Syrphidae, and members of the family are also commonly called Flower Flies. We have identified your individual as Volucella pellucens thanks to the Woodland and Hedgerow Hoverflies page and the Hoverflies of Adur page. We also have an awkward view in our own archives.