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Xylota segnis?

Observed: 1st August 2012 By: nightflynightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Xylota

If you have a Xylota with an orangey patch on the abdomen like this, it is almost certainly segnis. There is X. tarda to consider, though. That is a smaller, more uncommon species, which tends to have a slightly bulbous end to the abdomen and dark lines dividing the orange patch. That last feature is usually not visible, though, because the wings cover it. They look very similar indeed.

Ian
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