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A bumblebee?

Observed: 27th April 2013 By: grant burleighgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Blackinsectcomposite
eyedetail
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The insect was flying around near ground level and intermittently resting. At first, I wondered if it was a blowfly. I had a sight of yellow legs just before it took finally off but these images only imperfectly captured some yellow (pollen?) on the rear legs.

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

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Insect eyes

At higher light intensity (Images 1,4), what I take to be the eyes seemed to be transparent (…?).

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A. plumipes

Saw Rod Williams' post just after submitting this.