Hoverfly - Volucella bombylans

Hoverfly - Volucella bombylans

Observation - Hoverfly - Volucella bombylans - UK and Ireland. Description: A bee mimic. The plumose (feathery) antennae are clearly visible in this photo. This species has different forms - this individual, with the white tail and yellow sided thorax, is known as var. plumata.

A bee mimic. The plumose (feathery) antennae are clearly visible in this photo. This species has different forms - this individual, with the white tail and yellow sided thorax, is known as var. plumata.