Melangyna novaezelandiae, the larger of New Zealand’s two endemic hoverflies. It is about 10mm long, while the other is half that. This hoverfly is not as colourful as many I see on Blipfoto, but it has a yellow tongue, and its scutellum (at the waist) resembles a gold pincushion. The flower is sow thistle.

Great news from the BlipFuture team today!

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