Adult found on white umbelliferous flowers
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Looks like a honeybee.
Body length 14 - 16 mm.
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Adults seen April - October.
Black/brown stigma on wing edge.
Males hover over female when courting.
Body length 7.25 - 11.25
Seen on sunny days.
Adults fly May - September.
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On flowers in sunny spots in woods, fields and gardens.
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Wing length 8 - 14 mm.
Colour pattern varies, but always copying a bumblebee.
Often on thistles and scabiuos.
Flies May to Aug.
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Hoverfly with rat-tailed maggot larvae.
Found in peaty acidic areas
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Volucella pellucens, above, is usually found in woodland, but will occasionally be found in gardens near woods. Males tend to hover at or a metre or two above head height. The adult body length is 13 - 17 mm, and wing length 10 -15 mm.
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Body length 7 - 11 mm, wing length 6 - 10 mm
Aduts seen May - October. More>
Terrestrial larvae often found near aphids - their food, but there are also aquatic species.
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