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Bee wasp thing

Observed: 10th April 2011 By: guernseyjoeguernseyjoe’s reputation in Invertebrates
P4091222
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guernseyjoe's picture

any ideas what this is?????

any ideas what this is?????

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Tabanus

Unfortunately, the wing venation is totally wrong for a Horsefly! This is definitely a hoverfly, and the looped vein is indicative of the genus Eristalis.

Incidentally, the largest true fly (diptera) in Britain is a cranefly, Tipula maxima.

Ian
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Tabanus

Thanks for the info ophrys, apologies for wrong ID