Bumblebee mimic

This is the hoverfly Eristalis intricarius. It is a bumblebee mimic. Brilliant isn't it? This is a female, photographed at Baston 'wader pit' at the weekend. I think it looks closest to a Tree Bumblebee.


This is the hoverfly Eristalis intricarius. It is a bumblebee mimic. Brilliant isn't it? This is a female, photographed at Baston 'wader pit' at the weekend. I think it looks closest to a Tree Bumblebee.