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Bombylius major - Nagy pöszörlégy

Bombylius major




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22 Comments

Arpicheck
Arpicheck 7 years ago

Absolutely :)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Yes...Thats why I joined Project Noah... Joseph you also getting help from others comment... I feel nice.. and Gordon too..!!

JosephBullock
JosephBullock 7 years ago

I happened to be researching on BugGuide for other ID's and found my Beefly and then looked up and saw your discussion. Quite a coincidence. Having fun yet?

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Thats the aim of Project Noah, increase your knowledge with others help.

Arpicheck
Arpicheck 7 years ago

Your are right again, and let me say guys, I'm pretty impressed about how helpful you are! I really like to go out in the nature, and take shots like this one, but do not know too much about different spices of animals, plants etc.... right until now :) I'm really interested in knowing much more, and you help, the way this project works is wonderful.

So, thank you really very much :)

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 7 years ago

Insects can be really tough to ID in many instances, but the discussion is always a really good thing. I've been mistaken way too many times...grin, so having others add their ideas is a very good thing! It's what makes this forum so useful.

Arpicheck
Arpicheck 7 years ago

Yes, I'm pretty sure Gordon is right!
Thanks for your help guys!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Gordon you are right.

TampaDave
TampaDave 7 years ago

I would have to agree with Gordon. If you look at the Wikipedia picture for the Bombyliidae family, this subject is a pretty close match. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Grosse...

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Yes its Bombyliidae you are right....go ahead...!!

TampaDave
TampaDave 7 years ago

I would have to agree with Gordon. If you look at the Wikipedia picture for the Bombyliidae family, this subject is a pretty close match.

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 7 years ago

See http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topi... as an example of one species of bee fly that resembles your photo above. I don't know if it is the same species, but it may be close.

Arpicheck
Arpicheck 7 years ago

So not a Bombyliidae?

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

valley carpenter bee

Arpicheck
Arpicheck 7 years ago

Wings were relatively small compared to the size of it's body

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Yes gordon eyes telling its a fly..not beetle

Arpicheck
Arpicheck 7 years ago

You must be right!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

May be Carpenter Bee...Wing are invisible due to fast motion...

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 7 years ago

This is one of the bee flies (family: Bombyliidae), but I'm not sure I can help beyond that. I'm somewhat familiar with these insects in North America, but we have nearly 800 species in this family and I'd suspect that there are hundreds of species in Europe as well.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Its must be a Weevil

Arpicheck
Arpicheck 7 years ago

:) thanks, but I'm unable to figure out, what kind of bug is it :)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Amazing..

Budakeszi, Közép-Magyarország, Hungary

Lat: 47.53, Long: 18.93

Spotted on May 15, 2011
Submitted on May 16, 2011

Spotted for mission

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