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Hover fly 300511

Observed: 30th May 2011 By: M4251486M4251486’s reputation in InvertebratesM4251486’s reputation in InvertebratesM4251486’s reputation in Invertebrates
Hover fly 300511

Large bumblebee mimic hoverfly. It was basking on a concrete path near to a Merodon equestris. It was about as 'stout' as the Merodon but significantly longer. Black Thorax and abdomen with a brick red tail, white frons with a 'beak' and a black stripe down the face. When I moved to get a closer photo the hoverflies flew off - the Merodon returned but not this one.

Species interactions

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Species with which Merodon equestris interacts