My little boy foud the following insect on the window ledge. We have looked up our insect book and think we can call it a fly, but we were unable to find one exactly the same. He is very keen to identify it.
this is a hoverfly, the sunfly, Helophilus pendulus.
They are lovely flies and I have been enjoying watching them, amongst other hoverflies, in my garden this year.
Thank you very much Jen. That's this morning's question time taken care of!