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Bee-mimic hoverfly

Observed: 23rd June 2012 By: bobthebirderbobthebirder is knowledgeable about Invertebratesbobthebirder’s earned reputation in Invertebratesbobthebirder’s earned reputation in Invertebratesbobthebirder’s earned reputation in Invertebratesbobthebirder’s earned reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Feeding on flowers of water dropwort

Identifications
Species interactions

Species with which a hoverfly (Eristalis intricarius) interacts

Comments

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Eristalis

Be aware that the wing venation, with a looped vein, is also found in the bee-mimic Merodon equestris. That species has legs wholly black, though.

Ian
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