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Falstaff

Wossis ?

3/4 inch long

1/2 inch fat at the base. Totally triangular but with rounded bum . Blackish colour.

1/2 inch "proboscis - but not curved - simple straight "Lance"

Appeared to have two wings - set at 90 degrees and black leading edges. the rest could not be seen.

Hovering and landing on my sawdust pile. The wings and proboscis did NOT retract when it was landed !

WTF is it ?no smilies
dpack

sounds like a beastie

should be here

their id keys are quite good :wink:no smilies
Tavascarow

Bee fly, Bombyliidae. no smilies
Rowanlady

Great to find this information - saw one in the garden on Tuesday - feeding off a primrose

The proboscis was very clear and the wings were just narrow blurred dark shimmers

Thank you - glad to know what it was; we have lots of bees - honey, miner, various bumbles - and the primroses are on the edge of my 'wild' area :wink:no smilies
Falstaff

Bee fly, Bombyliidae.


That is it - absolutely ! 8)

Man of some knowledge there T :)no smilies
Tavascarow

Bee fly, Bombyliidae.


That is it - absolutely ! 8)

Man of some knowledge there T :) Man who's spent his life watching nature when he should have been working. :wink:no smilies mochyn

I love beeflies :) We see quite a few here.no smilies
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