Is this hoverfly (pic attached) Criorhina berberina? Found yesterday (10/06/2013) in Berwick upon Tweed at NU0051. C. berberina is on the map north, west and south of here but not in the immediate area. Or maybe it is a different species? I would be most grateful for some help. Thank you. F.
Thank you very much. Having looked at the pictures again I would certainly agree with you - and the habitat data (found in a garden) makes more sense. Merodon equestris is still a new record for this area, though! Most interesting. Thank you for your help. Fiona.