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Observed: 19th October 2012 By: janeyhig
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Description:

Bee or wasp? I thought it was a bee at first but looked a bit like a wasp up close. If a bee, can anyone tell me what kind? Very dark body and smooth abdomen but hairy thorax. Black and yellow legs. Apologies if my notes aren't helpful, I'm new to this!

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Species with which Eristalis tenax interacts

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Just as a pointer: bees have

Just as a pointer: bees have 4 wings (though the hind pair are small); they have smaller eyes; and they have longer antennae. Not to mention, having different behaviour but this might only be picked up with experience ;)