jonmortin's picture

Thick-headed Fly

Observed: 23rd June 2011 By: jonmortin
Bristol Regional Environmental Records Centre
jonmortin’s reputation in Invertebratesjonmortin’s reputation in Invertebratesjonmortin’s reputation in Invertebratesjonmortin’s reputation in Invertebrates
DSCN1680a
Description:

I suspect this may be a female extending her ovipositor.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

jonmortin's picture

It seems they often fold

It seems they often fold their abdomens underneath the body like this, not sure why but it may be nothing to do with ovipositing as eggs are laid on bumble bees.