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Bee Fly?

Observed: 1st April 2012 By: HawkHoneyHawkHoney’s reputation in InvertebratesHawkHoney’s reputation in Invertebrates
Bee Fly?
Description:

Not sure what this is. Looks like a bee, possibly a fly, is it a beefly? If so, what species please?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Eristalis tenax interacts

Comments

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Hoverfly

It's a hoverfly, one of the drone fly mimics. It's probably tenax, as the abdomen is broad and the hind tibia appears dark and thick. Difficult to be certain of that, though.

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Cheers

Cheers, I think you're right :)