A couple of common August hoverflies

Here are a couple of common hoverflies that are on the wing at the moment.

Scaeva pyrastri
This is Scaeva pyrastri – white ‘commas’ on a black body – the only hoverfly with such markings

Metasyrphus lunigerThis is Metasyrphus luniger – yellow ‘commas’ on a black body – there are lots that look similar to this species!

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