When its a Soldier fly - took this one last year down in Dorset - thought it was a hoverfly but its actually a Soldier fly, Oxycera rara - nice though, and goes to prove the wasp mimic act does not always work !
In this case - its no longer a hoverfly, its a wasps dinner! and 10 seconds later so was the other one !
This one is a common Hover, Marmalade Hoverfly - Episyrphus balteatus, one of the few with a 'common' name
One of my favourites Xanthogramma pedissequum, the range of Hoverflies is amazing, many are bee mimics and a lot are wasp mimics, the larval stage feed hevily on greenfly - whats not to like !
Just one more, Scaeva selenitica, thats enough for now - will put up a few more another day