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
- 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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