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Hover fly Volucella pellucens Dunwich 10.8.2012  (1) | by Margaret the Novice
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Hover fly Volucella pellucens Dunwich 10.8.2012 (1)

It was while just watching a bramble patch that I noticed this large hover fly which was only ID'd after friends at WAB assisited.,

 

Quite a handsome fly and harmless .

 

It's lays it's eggs in wasps nest where the larvae clean the nest in return for not being stung. Cute arrangement

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Taken on August 10, 2012