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Bee-like Hoverfly

Observed: 25th June 2013 By: EsklingEskling’s reputation in InvertebratesEskling’s reputation in InvertebratesEskling’s reputation in InvertebratesEskling’s reputation in Invertebrates
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plumata?

The white tailed ssp 'plumata' is on the list when you click 'Get Recommended' but then it automatically changes it to just V. bombylans.

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Bumblebee

I would presume the bee to be a male, as the colouration pattern doesn't match the Queens or workers pattern, the nearest probable may well be Bombus hortorum but B. hypnorum may also be a candidate with all that white on the abdomen

Brock

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Oops! ...Thanks

I have had a closer look and think you are probably right. (This bee is a great hoverfly mimic!!!)

Philip

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Hypnorum is not known in Ireland (yet) and the only likely candidate with this colour pattern would be male B. hortorum.

Stuart
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Thanks for the info. on the

Thanks for the info. on the current status of B. hypnorum in Ireland. Gareth

Brock