This cute fly was keeping me company while making
another smyrna cushion; she was very relaxed and
not at all pushy, actually I liked her.
When I was a kid, I had a similar fly in my collection,
although I remember her with a fully translucent abdomen;
could be my childlike imagination :-)
Anyway, I got help from an expert who suggested this fly was
likely the volucella pellucens, and yes, it was her!
By the way, I collected insects when I was a young girl
and I have to admit, the urge is still there to go and find
me an empty jar when I see a beauty like this,
lucky for her I was to busy with the cushion :-)
Happy weekend everybody!