Washing its proboscis

Washing its proboscis

Observation - Washing its proboscis - UK and Ireland. Description: There were several Bee-flies nectaring on Ground ivy on the south edge of a picnic area by a meadow. I managed to get a reasonable photo only when one settled to wash its proboscis. They are very fast for a small camera but you know when you have seen one

There were several Bee-flies nectaring on Ground ivy on the south edge of a picnic area by a meadow. I managed to get a reasonable photo only when one settled to wash its proboscis. They are very fast for a small camera but you know when you have seen one.