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Hoverfly - Volucella bombylans

Observed: 15th June 2011 By: yorkieyorkie’s reputation in Invertebratesyorkie’s reputation in Invertebratesyorkie’s reputation in Invertebratesyorkie’s reputation in Invertebrates
V. bombylans 7m typical form IMG_8764
V. bombylans 7m typical form IMG_8764 1
Description:

This is the first time I've seen the 'typical' red-tailed form of this large hoverfly, which mimics the Red-tailed Bumblebee. The second photo shows the conically elongated face typical of the genus. In my area the subspecies 'plumata' seems much more common than this typical form.

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