Subject: What’s this bug?
Location: Kingswinford west midlands
August 30, 2015 1:35 pm
Hi I saw this bug this morning and couldn’t be sure what it is.it looks like a wasp but was a lot slower and had different wings be great to find out what it was.
This is a Hover Fly in the family Syrphidae, and we believe it is Volucella inanis, a species picture on Diptera Index. We are greatly amused that one of the titles it landed near is “Lord of the Flies.”