Definition of bee fly in English:

bee fly

Syllabification: bee fly

noun

A squat, hairy, beelike fly that hovers to feed from flowers using its long tongue. Its larvae usually parasitize other insects, especially bees and wasps.
  • Family Bombyllidae: many genera
More example sentences
  • Bee flies favour warm, and sunny localities
  • I most often see bee flies hovering around flowers, or if resting, usually on the ground, on bare soil.
  • A bee fly is nectaring on the blossom.

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