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AllanC
04-07-2005, 12:17 PM
hi, does anyone from the UK know what the heck this is.. don't think i've ever seen one before.

cheers, Allan.

Wombat
04-07-2005, 02:24 PM
hi, does anyone from the UK know what the heck this is.. don't think i've ever seen one before.

cheers, Allan.

Hi Allan

I think it may be a bee fly - see the following link:-

http://www.cirrusimage.com/flies_bee_Bombylius_major.htm

Regards
Wombat

AllanC
04-07-2005, 02:42 PM
Thanks wombat, certainly looks like it. Don't remeber mine having such long legs but then could be a different variety. Feel quite privalaged to have got a nice photo of it, he did zip about a fair bit.

thank again.

Allan.

kornhauser
04-08-2005, 11:11 AM
Hi Allan

I think it may be a bee fly


Interesting. Think I've seen them as far east as North Carolina. Thought it might have always been some type of horny desperate bee!

LizzieA
06-29-2006, 12:07 PM
hi, does anyone from the UK know what the heck this is.. don't think i've ever seen one before.

cheers, Allan.
Hi Allan,
I am British, but living in the Netherlands. I myself saw such a creature as this bee come fly type creature when I visited Luxemburg June 2006, and like you have been trying to find out what it was. I am about to look at that web site suggested to you by another user re "bee fly", to satisfy my curiosity.... if possible. Was such an odd looking creature.
Lizzie