Sericomyiini  Syrphini    
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Syrphidae (Hoverflies)

Probably the most popular group of flies, as many are colourful and even familiar because they visit garden flowers.

There are several features that aid identification. They have fine hair rather than bristles on the thorax, they have a spurious vein along the centre of the forewing and two outer cross-veins near the wing margin.