The Sun Fly
A quick update on the Bee Mimic Fly that I took a photo of during Saturday's wildlife walk (for more information see the blog Wild Walks). I sent it to Alf, the Senior Ranger, as he'd asked me to do, and he identified it as the glorious-sounding Sun Fly. With those wonderful, eye-catching golden stripes on its body, you can understand how it got that name.
Alf also told me that the Latin name for it is Helophilus Pendulus, which translates to 'Dangling Marsh Lover'!