The Death’s Head Fly (Myathropa florea) is a common species of hoverfly in England
It gets it vernacular name from the black markings in its thorax which looks like a face or death mask – it also looks a bit like the Batman logo!
Had a lunchtime walk around one of the meadows at Parke yesterday and found this hoverfly.
It is called Helophilus trivittatus – it is the first time it has been recorded at Parke or indeed any of the National Trust’s properties on Dartmoor
It is quite widely distributed in Britain but it rarely is common
Also found a photographed this common species Myathropa florea
Along with this wasp mimic Sericomya silentis which is a classic Devon and Dartmoor species