This is a seriously impressive fly, which we've been lucky enough to find in the garden on a couple of occasions in the summer months. Like many other insects they're keen feeders on hebe flowers. This photo, whilst it shows the colours and details of this insect quite well, it doesn't portray the size since they're surprisingly big, maybe almost 2cm long - you can't possibly miss them if they're around. I took this pic with my 180mm sigma macro lens. It's really great for this sort of subject since you don't need to get too close.