A lovely golden hover-fly landed on the strap of my cycle-helmet. The strap is 16mm wide; the size of weave lengthwise allows for quite accurate measurement of this fly: 10-11mm long.
There are many hover-fly species and I haven’t determined to which one this individual, my welcome visitor, belongs.. .
Garden behind Abbot House, The Maygate, Dunfermline, Fife.
About 4p.m. BST, Tuesday 28th July 2009.