Volucella inanis

Volucella inanis

Observation - Volucella inanis - UK and Ireland. Description: A big hornet-mimic, compltely harmless, at the bramble hedge near Dowhills pond. This is a good example of why Hoverflies imitate the markings of bees, wasps, and hornets. Nothing is going to try to eat this!

A big hornet-mimic, compltely harmless, at the bramble hedge near Dowhills pond. This is a good example of why Hoverflies imitate the markings of bees, wasps, and hornets. Nothing is going to try to eat this!