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Old 27th March 2012
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Bee-fly (Bombilius major)

This hairy bee like fly is one of the earliest pollinators and is around in abundance at the moment. Easily over-looked because it looks like a small Bumble it has an interesting life-cycle with it's larva feeding on Solitary Bee larvae. It hovers like a Hoverfly but usually remains long enough on a flower for photography.

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Hovering over a Lesser Celandine showing it's extra long proboscis:



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Re: Bee-fly (Bombilius major)

Stand out images there David, vivid colours too, must be Spring
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Re: Bee-fly (Bombilius major)

Beautiful David, an interesting little fellow and wonderfully caught.
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Re: Bee-fly (Bombilius major)

Saw my first one for this year just two hours ago. Had to wonder about how small they really are, compared with what I seemed to recall. The difference must have been cause by all the macro shots I did of them last year?! Certainly some interesting little creatures to watch ...
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Re: Bee-fly (Bombilius major)

Very nice, David ... can't recall ever seeing one here altho' in recent years the Bumble Bee somehow found its way to Oz. Its arrival was unwelcome by apiarists as apparently the Bumble in the process of gathering nectar, destroys the stamen ... (I think that's right, Ross, if he's listening may know for sure.)
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