Hoverfly - Volucella bombylans

Hoverfly - Volucella bombylans

Observation - Hoverfly - Volucella bombylans. Description: This is the first time I've seen the 'typical' red-tailed form of this large hoverfly, which mimics the Red-tailed Bumblebee. The second photo shows the conically elongated face typical of the genus. In my area the subspecies 'plumata' seems much more c

This is the first time I've seen the 'typical' red-tailed form of this large hoverfly, which mimics the Red-tailed Bumblebee. The second photo shows the conically elongated face typical of the genus. In my area the subspecies 'plumata' seems much more common than this typical form.