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Jonathan - Dark-edged Bee-fly - 24th April 2006

Observed: 24th April 2006 By: Jonathan
iSpot team
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Bombylius 24-04-2006 cropped
Description:

Dark-edged Bee-fly
Diptera

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Bee-fly

Yes, that's Bombylius major, the commonest of the bee-flies (christened "Dark-edged Bee-fly" by Alan Stubbs in his book on this family). You did well to get it to keep still and pose for the photo (it wasn't glued down was it?!).

Martin Harvey
Biodiversity Observatory

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Entomologist and biological recorder

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It was quite torpid. Perhaps

It was quite torpid. Perhaps cold, or maybe diseased?

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

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This was meant to be a reply

This was meant to be a reply to miked but it got put in the wrong place somehow

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)