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Is it a bee?

Observed: 2nd July 2011 By: kcf32
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course completeShropshire Wildlife Trust
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Eristalis intricarius 2011-07-02
Eristalis intricarius 2011-07-02 1
Eristalis intricarius 2011-07-02 1 2
Eristalis intricarius 2011-07-02 1 2 3
Description:

No, its a hoverfly.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Eristalis intricarius interacts

Comments

Mark at Magdalen's picture

In answer to your question -

In answer to your question - No, is a hover-fly doing a fair imitation of a bumble bee. True flies (as this is) have two wings whilst bees have four.

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Oops

Sorry to waste your time. I knew that it was a hoverfly. An attempt at some humour!! And to highlight what an excellent mimic this hoverfly is.

Keith

Mark at Magdalen's picture

I should have looked at your

I should have looked at your credentials before replying! Oh well - might be of some use to someone new to wildlife.