A Pellucid Hoverfly (Volucella pellucens), also known as the Great Pied Hoverfly, feeding here on a Devil’s Bit Scabious flower. These large hoverflies (30mm wingspan) can be seen near wooded clearings & hedgerows. They are rather fond of bramble blossom.
(Insect Eye) Hoverflies are beneficial pollinators & fascinating to watch. Here’s a macro portrait of a hoverfly on knapweed – showing detail of their amazing compound eyes.