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Bee Mimic

Observed: 15th July 2012 By: jonmortin
Bristol Regional Environmental Records Centre
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Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Cheilosia illustrata interacts

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Wings

Eristalis has the looped vein R4+5 and Volucella has a re-entrant upper outer cross vein, neither of which this fly has. It is a very distinctive medium-sized bee mimic, once you get used to it. It is common on Hogweed, especially, at the moment.

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Thanks for the correction. I

Thanks for the correction. I rushed into the id. a bit! I have seen this species before, but not often.