I think this is a type of hoverfly ,but I haven't been able to find a species with the golden eye colouration of this specimen.
It was about 1cm in length ,and visited my garden on a couple of occasions in the summer .I live in the greater London area ,
an ID would be much appreciated ,thankyou.
It looks like I forgot to mark this as a question ,so no house points I'm afraid.
Thanks for the ID ,definately looks like Orthonevra ,and because of the eye colour
O.splendens looks favourite .Cheers for putting me on the right path. Paul ,