Bee Fly Flying

Bee Fly Bombylius major

I had a visitor today. This Bee Fly (Bombylius major) was feeding from one of my Grape Hyacinth blooms between April showers.

Bee Fly Bombylius major

Bee Fly Bombylius major

It must be tiring work all this high speed buzzing about, as it had to take a rest on a stone in the warm spring sunshine.

Bee Fly Bombylius major

Bee Fly Bombylius major

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15 thoughts on “Bee Fly Flying

  1. This looks like a cross between a bee and a mosquito πŸ™‚ (And grape hyacinths? One of my faves.) Do you happen to know what the bee’s little brown “paddles” are for?

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    • Thank you, Marilyn πŸ™‚ This fly was quite accomodating and didn’t appear to be bothered by my presence, and even flew towards me to settle on the stones to chillout.

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  2. I just love these little guys Pete, and in the last week they’ve been very busy in the garden, usually in pairs. They’re quite fascinating. I snapped one and used it for one of my headers recently. You got some excellent shots!

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