"For now we are young let us lay in the sun and count every beautiful thing we can see" Neutral Milk Hotel.

Saturday, 18 June 2016

A bumblebee mimic: the hoverfly Volucella bombylans

Volucella bombylans, Ringstead Downs,  5th June 2016

These two forms were on the wing together and both numerous in Ringstead Downs in early June- the upper form presumably a mimic of Red-tailed Bumblebee, the lower of Garden Bumblebee

1 comment:

  1. I have seen a number of both of these at Ringstead Downs but they wouldn't stay still for a photo!