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Wasp-mimic fly Volucella inanis

Observed: 28th July 2012 By: jeremyrjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebratesjeremyr’s reputation in Invertebrates
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lower field at LE
Description:

This hoverfly imitates a large wasp to scare off attackers. Spiders are not fooled though, and will camouflage themselves on a flower and catch them as they land

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Species interactions

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Species with which a hoverfly (Volucella inanis) interacts