- Volucella bombylans
name = "Volucella bombylans"
ordo = Diptera
familia = Syrphidae
genus = "
species = "V. bombylans"
binomial = "Volucella bombylans"
binomial_authority = Linnaeus, 1758
synonyms = *"Musca bombylans" Linnaeus, 1758
*"Musca plumata" De Geer, 1776
*"Volucella basalis" Say, 1835
*"Volucella evecta" Walker, 1852
*"Volucella facialis" Williston, 1882
*"Volucella rufomaculata" Jones, 1917
"Volucella bombylans" is a large species of
hoverfly.It is larger than most hoverflies at 20mm long, and looks something like a Bumble beewith a furry black, yellow and/or white body, but is given away by its head and eyes which show it is a true fly, like a Blow-fly. It occurs in several forms each of which mimics a species of Bumble bee. It can be found even in urban gardens, sunning itself on a leaf. It is a fast flier.
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