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Observed: 4th August 2012 By: Peter PearsonPeter Pearson’s reputation in InvertebratesPeter Pearson’s reputation in InvertebratesPeter Pearson’s reputation in InvertebratesPeter Pearson’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

This fly was photographed resting on wooden but was in an awkward position so could not get a good shot.Though I would take photo before trying to pot it which was just as well because it escaped. At first I thought it was a Hornet by its colouration but was soon seen that it was not. It was however quite large, being about 20-25mm in length.
I have not seen this insect previously and an id would be appreciated

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Volucella inanis interacts