Myathropa florea

Myathropa florea – Dead Head Fly

The Dead Head Fly (Myathropa florea) gets its name from the marking on its thorax said to resemble a human death mask. Like most hoverflies the markings can vary a great deal – on the pics below its not that obvious. On others more so… it is popularly known as the ‘Batman’ Hoverfly as the ‘mask’ resembles the symbol of the ‘masked crusader’.

Below July 2017

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