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Sep 1, 2010 6:32 PM

Is it a bee? Is it a fly?

I found this handsome beastie resting on wild privet a few years ago on the south coast of England, but haven't identified him yet. I'm asking in the 'bee' section, though I'm not completely sure what it is. I'd love to have a name for him if anyone can help me out.

 

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    Sep 1, 2010 10:13 PM (in response to Araminta)
    Re: Is it a bee? Is it a fly?
    It's a sawfly.  My first instinct was to say Cimbex but it doesn't match the UK species as far as I can see.  If you don't get an ID in a few days I'll pass it on to my colleagues at Liverpool museum.
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      Sep 2, 2010 6:22 PM (in response to Clive Washington)
      Re: Is it a bee? Is it a fly?
      Sawflies are not true flies, by the way (true flies - Diptera - have just one pair of wings).
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