Volucella bombylans

walwyn Sun, 06/06/2010 - 19:36
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Volucella bombylans
Volucella bombylans


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Syrphidae
Genus: Volucella
Species: V. bombylans
Flight Period: May - August


This species is a bumble bee mimic. The typical forms mimic the white tailed and red tailed bumble bees. This species has an elongated face and plumose antennae. In addition there is a dark mark half way along the wings.