Norwichnaturalist's picture

Bee Fly

Observed: 10th April 2010 By: Norwichnaturalist
Wild Flower Society
Norwichnaturalist’s reputation in InvertebratesNorwichnaturalist’s reputation in InvertebratesNorwichnaturalist’s reputation in Invertebrates
Bombylius major (Bee Fly)
Description:
Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

rimo's picture

It is B. major - there's 4

It is B. major - there's 4 Bombylius species in the UK, 2 of which are much smaller than this, and the other large species is reasonably rare, and has dotted wings, rather than the continuous dark marking along the leading edge of the wing, as present here

Record your ladybird sightings!
www.harlequin-survey.org
www.ladybird-survey.org

Rob Coleman's picture

Would you be happy to let

Would you be happy to let this picture be used in a short article on iSpot in the EDP? I'm looking for some good Spring pictures as Bee Fly is a really good sping species.

With best wishes

Rob Coleman
Open University

Rob Coleman

Norwichnaturalist's picture

Yes but.....................

As a professional photographer I will have to charge you for it's use.

Colin Jacobs.
Wild Flower Society member
Norwich
Norfolk
vc27
http://www.thewildflowersociety.com/

Norwichnaturalist's picture

B. major

Confirmed by Tony Irwin at Norwich Museum.

Colin Jacobs.
Wild Flower Society member
Norwich
Norfolk
vc27
http://www.thewildflowersociety.com/