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Greater Bulb-Fly

Observed: 23rd May 2009 By: andrewandrew’s reputation in Invertebratesandrew’s reputation in Invertebrates
Narcissus Bulb Fly

drying out on leaf in garden

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Greater Bulb-Fly (Merodon equestris) interacts


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possibly form transversalis

possibly form transversalis due to tawny abdomen with bands

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The Greater Bulb-fly is actually one of the hoverfly family, but disguises itself to look like a bumblebee, presumably to fool predators into thinking it has a sting.

Entomologist and biological recorder