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Bee Fly I've literally got no clue as to what this cool looking fuzzy bug is. A few of them were seen about flying around. Geotagged,Italy,Summer,bug,insect,macro Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Bee Fly

I've literally got no clue as to what this cool looking fuzzy bug is. A few of them were seen about flying around.

    comments (9)

  1. It's a Bee Fly (Bombyliidae) but there are very many genera and species so not sure which one!
    Great photo!!
    Posted 4 years ago, modified 4 years ago
    1. Thanks for chipping in, Claire, I've never seen this category of insect before, very weird! Posted 4 years ago
      1. 11bombylius major
        Really Ferdy?
        I appreciate though that it is hard to keep abreast of ALL species!! :)
        Posted 4 years ago
        1. I'm blessed with poor memory which makes me rediscover prior experiences ;) Posted 4 years ago
          1. Always good! ;)
            Posted 4 years ago
  2. With a brief search possibly one of the Bombylius but I think you would need to be able to see the wings and have the size to narrow it down. Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks! I'll see if i can catch another angle tomorrow. Posted 4 years ago
  3. Althgough the wings are not visible, I'd say it is Bombylius major
    Large Bee-fly Large Bee-fly - Bombylius major Bombyliidae,Bombylius major,Bulgaria,Geotagged,bombylius major,flies,fly,insect,large bee-fly,mimicry,nature
    Posted 4 years ago
  4. Gran foto !! Posted 4 years ago

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Uploaded Aug 9, 2015. Captured Aug 9, 2015 09:16 in Via Fontecanti, 64, 53031 Casole d'Elsa SI, Italy.
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • f/3.5
  • 1/512s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm