Explanation of Names
Eristalis arbustorum (Linnaeus 1758)
Totally white face (other Eristalis have a black bare stripe from antennae to mouth), abdominal terga with white borders
Holarctic: Europe and North America
Late April to mid October
Aquatic larvae, found in shallow, nutrient rich standing water and in cow-dung, silage pits and compost heaps.