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Bee

Observed: 25th July 2012 By: FenwickfieldFenwickfield’s reputation in InvertebratesFenwickfield’s reputation in InvertebratesFenwickfield’s reputation in InvertebratesFenwickfield’s reputation in Invertebrates
Bee
Bee (2)
Description:

feeding on cultivated Blackberries in the garden thought it looked like a honey bee but not so sure any idea's appreciated sorry not the best of pictures.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Drone Fly (Eristalis tenax) interacts

Comments

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Thanks Chris

I had never seen one this light before thanks, I feel like a bit of a fool now thinking it was a honey bee.

:(

Fenwickfield

Syrphus's picture

No need to feel a fool. You

No need to feel a fool. You have been around for a few decades. The fly has been honing its mimicking skills for millennia. There is a theory that the biblical 'out of the strong came forth sweetness' may have referred to Eristalis not Apis. If true, Samson was fooled long before you were!

M.

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