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Narcissus-fly.

There are a lot of Narcissus-flies on the wing now. It is a hoverfly that mimics a bumble-bee and can easily be confused for a bumblebee at first glance. It emits a loud, high-pitched whine and is a fast flyer. It is a polymorphic species with many variations but can easily be distinguished from any other bumblebee mimic by its wholly black legs and wing-loop in vein R4+5. Close inspection will reveal a triangular projection on the hind femur.

 

 

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