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Volucella bombylans looks like a bumblebee but is a fly, found it today in my hometown Wijk bij Duurstede the Netherlands. 17-5-2020 Geotagged,Netherlands,Spring,Volucella bombylans Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Volucella bombylans

looks like a bumblebee but is a fly, found it today in my hometown Wijk bij Duurstede the Netherlands. 17-5-2020

    comments (3)

  1. That's one incredible mimic! Posted 18 days ago
    1. That's what I said Ferdy, he fooled me.
      Posted 17 days ago
  2. Fantastic! It had me fooled when I first saw the thumbnail! Posted 17 days ago

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''Volucella bombylans'' is a large species of hoverfly belonging to the family Syrphidae.

Similar species: True Flies
Species identified by Paul Dirksen
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By Paul Dirksen

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Uploaded May 17, 2020. Captured May 17, 2020 14:32 in Middelweg West 4, 3961 NB Wijk bij Duurstede, Netherlands.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/9.0
  • 1/166s
  • ISO800
  • 100mm