prominent snout and largely orange (and distinctive)
abdomen, hoverflies belonging to the genus Rhingia
are one of the most easily recognised. However, they can
very easily be misidentified as house flies at first
glance, when not familiar with hoverfly identification.
One of the commonest in the area is Rhingia
campestris, which differs from the similar R.
rostrata by having a black line down either side of
the abdomen. The one pictured was one of many on the wing
during late July 2012 at Warsop Wood.