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Large bee-fly, Bombylius major. Is a parasitic bee mimic fly. The fly derives its name from its close resemblance to bumblebees and are often

Large bee-fly, Bombylius major. Is a parasitic bee mimic fly. The fly derives its name from its close resemblance to bumblebees and are often Stock Photo
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Pally / Alamy Stock Photo

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2FM584E

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5706 x 7677 px | 48.3 x 65 cm | 19 x 25.6 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

15 February 2021

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mistaken for them. The fly does not bite, sting, or spread disease. However, the fly uses this mimicry of bumblebees to its own advantage, allowing close access to host solitary bee and wasp nests in order to deposit its eggs. After hatching, the larvae find their way into the nests to parasitically feed on the grubs. Portugal

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