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Jul 30, 2014 5:58 PM

? Volucella inanis ?

Having a rest near a small wasp nest in my backyard, North Dorset, 30 July 2014

 

Is this Volucella inanis ?

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    Jul 30, 2014 6:28 PM (in response to pdh)
    Re: ? Volucella inanis ?

    Yep, that's the baby. V. zonaria has much broader black bands and a chestnut coloured thorax, also are generally more orange in colour. The ovipositor is out on this one so looks like she is looking to lay eggs.

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