Large Bee Fly (Bombylius major)

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The Large Bee Fly (Bombylius major) is a bee mimic, squat and very hairy, 14 to 18 mm in length and a wingspan around 24 mm. Adults feed by means of their very long proboscises on the nectar of many species of flower. The species is widely distributed throughout the whole northern hemisphere and in North Africa, and is very well known.

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    3 Responses to Large Bee Fly (Bombylius major)

    1. I wonder what species of fly nyokki would be.


    2. @GorillaMunch: I don’t know, you may be looking at it. I like a good fur coat.


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