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Hover Fly

Observed: 3rd June 2011 By: JubesJubes’s reputation in InvertebratesJubes’s reputation in InvertebratesJubes’s reputation in InvertebratesJubes’s reputation in Invertebrates
Pellucid Hover Fly
Volucella pellucens
Description:

A large fly with a black spot on each wing. The markings would indicate this may be a male?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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The sexes look the same in

The sexes look the same in colour, but in most hovers (there are common exceptions) eyes of males touch on top of the head where females have a distinct gap. Yours is a male.

M.

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Sexes

Thanks for that!