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'giant bee fly'

Philoliche longirostris

Notes:

This bee is bigger than a Carpenter bee, and its proboscis is one and a half times bigger than its size. This is a huge bee fly (Bombyliidae). Spotted in a pine forest. It produces a low tenor humming sound. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/144... http://zipcodezoo.com/index.php/Philolic... http://english.cas.cn/newsroom/research_... http://www.mobot.org/MOBOT/research/lape...

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Uttarakhand, India

Spotted on Jul 31, 2016
Submitted on Aug 3, 2016

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