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Bee Fly

Observed: 30th March 2012 By: chrisbrooks
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Bee Fly
Description:

I have never seen so many of these as I have seen this year, literally hundreds.

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sw9343's picture

Bombylius major

My partner who is a gardener said he saw something that looked just like this yesterday in a garden on the outskirts of Weymouth in Dorset.

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Sighting

He probably did. There are several species but B. major is by far the most common. It is the time of year to see them and as I have said I have never seen so many as I have seen this year, it might be the weather I suppose.

babu1's picture

Lots of bee flies

I agree - have never seen so many. For the past week there's never been fewer than 8 or so in my 10m sq front garden.
But there seems to be fewer other insects, except for ladybirds.

S Tomkins

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Early

I think we have been spoiled by the nice weather, it is still very early in the season. Hopefully the next couple of weeks should bring an explosion of species. Regards Chris.