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What are these bugs??

Recently I was in the Helmsley Walled Garden when, as one does, I did some shots of the Sunflowers.

Hard to get an arrangement without damaged blooms, but I did get this:






When I got home and got it into Lightroom, I found I had bugs in the centre, busily pollinating.

I do not recall having seen these yellow, black and white striped creatures before:





Can somebody please ID them for me?

Thanks. . .
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Re: What are these bugs??

They are hoverflies
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Re: What are these bugs??

Thanks Stewart, Hoverflies is a good start for me.

However searching for the particular species, with black yellow and white bars is proving elusive.

This link gives a large number of UK species, but I can't find them on there:

https://www.google.com/search?q=Syrp...rlaQuSPUzGGRM:

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Re: What are these bugs??

They're not bugs. Bugs have sucking mouthparts.

(I felt compelled to pick you up on it, because calling all insects bugs is another iniquitous Americanism! )

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Re: What are these bugs??

I think you'll find that these are Episyrphus balteatus which are probably the most common of the Hoverflies in Britain and Europe.
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Re: What are these bugs??

Point taken, "bugs" really suggests multiple software malfunctions.

I put the main image on my Stock Photography site, but described them as "pollinators" rather than bugs.

I am still looking out for what type of hover fly they are. . .
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Re: What are these bugs??

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Point taken, "bugs" really suggests multiple software malfunctions.

I put the main image on my Stock Photography site, but described them as "pollinators" rather than bugs.

I am still looking out for what type of hover fly they are. . .
Told you already in the post above this one of yours.
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The common name is 'marmalade hoverfly'
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