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Jun 10, 2018 7:14 PM

Please id this bee mimic fly

Seen this morning in Nottinghamshire.


Thank you for any id advice you can give.







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    Jun 11, 2018 10:16 AM (in response to Happy Days)
    Re: Please id this bee mimic fly

    This is a female Merodontini hoverfly Jonathan, the very variable Merodon equestris, in this case var. validus.  Other variations are equestris and narcissi, the hair colour and distribution differences determining which.



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