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Bumblebee mimic

Observed: 25th August 2013 By: VM1981VM1981’s reputation in Invertebrates

Kept getting buzzed by this relatively large fly which eventually settled long enough to photograph. I think it's a hoverfly that mimics bumblebees. Can't find a match in my hoverfly book though so need a bit of help please.

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Horse bot fly

Thanks for that id - I've heard them plenty of times (and cleared the eggs off horses!) but never got a good look at one before.