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Bee-Fly (Bombylius major)

Description:

Bee flies are expert flyers, and their hovering habit has led to their being incorrectly called a species of hoverfly (Syrphidae). The very long proboscis is used to feed on the nectar of many species of flower, especially primroses.

Habitat:

Bombylius major can be found in April to June throughout temperate Europe and North America and some parts of Asia. This one was found in a Mediterranean Shrubland biome.



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Monda, Andalucía, Spain

Lat: 36.63, Long: -4.83

Spotted on May 1, 2010
Submitted on May 1, 2010

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