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''Volucella pellucens'' is a hoverfly. It occurs in much of Europe, and across Asia to Japan.

It is about 15–16 mm in length with a broad body. It is mainly black, but the front part of its abdomen has a broad, yellow band, giving it the appearance of a bee or wasp. The two wings are transparent, as with most flies, but the leading edge is amber, with a brown patch on each wing.

The mimicry of bees or wasps in shape, and colouration is shown by other hoverflies, and this.. more

Similar species: True Flies
Species identified by Jivko Nakev
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Uploaded Aug 16, 2016. Captured Aug 8, 2016 17:11 in ul. "Kozyak" 16, 1407 Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/7.1
  • 1/125s
  • ISO800
  • 100mm