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Aug 13, 2012 3:41 PM

Unknown bee

Hi,

 

Can someone please let me know what kind of bee the attached is please? I saw it yesterday and have never seen one like it before. I have been trying to look up bee identification sources but still can't find it. Can you help please?

 

Thank you!

 

Tamsin

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    Aug 13, 2012 4:52 PM (in response to Tamsin)
    Re: Unknown bee

    Hi,

    this is a Hoverfly rather than a bee, hence your difficulty finding an id for it. I think it might be Volucella ianis, but I am sure someone will correct me if that's wrong... :-) There is a map of the distribution for it here.

     

    Hope that is of some help...

    Jen

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        Aug 14, 2012 12:36 PM (in response to Tamsin)
        Re: Unknown bee

        You are very welcome, Tamsin, they are lovely creatures. This forum is a great resource and it is a pleasure to be part of it

         

        Best wishes,

        Jen

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