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Major Bee Fly

Bombylius major

Description:

What is this Bombylius major doing? At first I thought it was feeding off some sap leaking out of a root, but there wasn't any sap leaking. I then thought it might have been laying eggs, but I read their larvae are parasitoids of solitary bees.

Habitat:

Found in a shady portion of a deciduous forest with lots of shrubby trees and plants. There were many roots along the path, making it more preferable for insects to hide and make habitats.


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2 Comments

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 5 years ago

Thank you very much Kranti!

Kranti Dhiman
Kranti Dhiman 5 years ago

nice one J :)

Greenville, New York, USA

Lat: 42.42, Long: -74.03

Spotted on May 27, 2013
Submitted on Jul 2, 2013

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