Eristalis nemorum
West Worthing, West Sussex
Eristalis nemorum (female), Worthing, West Sussex, July 2023
[ Wingspan: 8 - 10.5 millimetres ]

Stripe-faced Dronefly (Eristalis nemorum) are widespread in Britain (although less so in Scotland), and favour woodland, hedgerows and flower meadows.

Their distinguishing characteristics are a vertical black facial stripe and, in females, very white rear margins to the abdominal segments. They also have a dark hind metatarsus that is thinner than the tibia.

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