House hunters

House hunters

Observation - House hunters - UK and Ireland. Description: These Honey bee mimics look like they are searching for a winter retreat. They look like some kind of hover fly with shiny bodies and were house hunting in a north facing lime stone cave. They waved there tails when they landed just like some hover flies

These Honey bee mimics look like they are searching for a winter retreat. They look like some kind of hover fly with shiny bodies and were house hunting in a north facing lime stone cave. They waved there tails when they landed just like some hover flies do. There was even one that had become a meal for a spider. They were noisy and that is what drew me to them. They were hard to take pictures of as they did not settle for more than a fleeting moment each time.