Helophilus pendulus
West Worthing, West Sussex
Helophilus pendulus (female), Worthing, West Sussex, May 2023
[ Wingspan: 8.5 - 11 millimetres ]

This is one of the UK’s most common hoverfly, and is active from April until October.

The common English name for this hoverfly is the ‘Tiger Hoverfly’ or even ‘The Footballer’, the latter for obvious reasons.

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