Created 6-Oct-09
Modified 27-Mar-17
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A beautiful and fascinating little fly to be seen in Spring.

Although with their fur and colouring they may look like a bee or a wasp, they are in fact a harmless fly that enjoys nothing more than to visit spring flowers and feed on the nectar with that very long proboscis.
The larvae attack grubs of solitary bees and wasps in underground nests.

Categories & Keywords
Category:Animals
Subcategory:Insects
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Bee-fly, Bombylius major

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1.Peter Hunt(non-registered)
You certainly have an extensive group of photos here Linda.All excellent,and always good to see this one flying around our garden too.
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