On Heracleum maximum.
Also posted here:
Several of these flies around the top seat, but they were very jumpy and this was the best of the few photographs I managed.
Pretty sure it's a muscid. Wrong!
I have included 2 images of the same dragonfly, it was only one present and would perch then fly a short distance and return, not sure about ID but ha noticeably bright red saddlebags.
The distance was too far for sharp images.
An arthropod is an invertebrate animal having an exoskeleton (external skeleton), a segmented body, and jointed appendages. Arthropods are members of the phylum Arthropoda (from Greek ἄρθρον árthron, "joint", and πούς pous (gen. podos), i.e. "foot" or "leg", which together mean "jointed leg"), and include the insects, arachnids, and crustaceans. Arthropods are characterized by their jointed limbs and cuticles, which are mainly made of α-chitin; the cuticles of crustaceans are also biomineralized with calcium carbonate. The...