Can anyone identify the attached Conopid Fly, please? Again, it is one of the 'Myopa' group, but which one and is it the same as Conopid No1? It was also photographed on Portland, Dorset earlier in the year.
Yes, Myopa - I’m not sure that there are enough characters visible to enable a species ID but I will check with our guru of flies and get back to you. Both appear to be the same species to me ..... but what do I know.
"I think these are all either Myopa tessellatipennis or M. pellucida (formerly known as M. extricata), the characters to separate these two species are on the mouthparts and unfortunately cannot be seen on these photos".