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Unknown fly (bee?)

Observed: 22nd April 2011 By: craig.morven
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Thought this was an odd bumblebee at first, but maybe looks more like a fly's wings? In habits reminded me of a hummingbird, with long legs and very long proboscis that it used to get necter from the flowers, often without landing on the flower, but whilst hovering over it. Hopefully photos shows "furry" appearance and striped colouration (Due to fast shutter speed pictures were dark and I've brightened them - originals available).

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