Tapered Drone Fly - Eristalis pertinax
Whilst similar to E. tenax, this species has a more tapering abdomen in the male and it also has pale front legs. The pair of orange markings on tergite 2 of the abdomen are nearly always present, but tend to be brighter in summer specimens.
Hedgerows and woodland rides.
Found between March and November, with peaks in May and August.
Thought to have several broods.
It is common and widespread throughout Britain.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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