Ribwort Plantain - A common plant of the roadside, perhaps not quite as amazing as the Greater Plantain of yesterday. I guess as kids we all picked these to make 'guns' out of them, so we're all familiar with the flowers.
Now I thought this was going to be an easy identification - it was big and having seen many before. I thought it was a hoverfly spp but now think it is probably a fly spp. I thought it had hornet-like features and now think I'm going mad!
I reckon the hornet-like hoverfly is probably a Volucella zonaria - if not, then a closely related species.
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