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unidentified bug
Location: Cumbria, UK
June 19, 2011 2:13 pm
Hi there, great wesbite! Could you please let me know what this bug is?
It was in my friend’s room in the Lake District, UK today. It’s late spring/early summer just now and it was mid afternoon.
He said it was about an inch long.
Many thanks
Signature: Chogma

black & white wasp with translucent upper abdomen
Location: Cumbria, UK
June 19, 2011 3:15 pm
hi –
any idea who this fellow is? i found him in my room this afternoon here in the English Lake District. he was about 1-1.5 inches long and most closely resembled some kind of a wasp in shape.
any help greatly appreciated!
Signature: dougal

Hover Fly

Dear Chogma and dougal,
Within about an hour of one another, you each sent the same image for identification.  This large Hover Fly,
Volucella pellucens, is written about on the Nature Spot Leicestershire & Rutland website as being:  “Sometimes called the Pellucid Hoverfly, this is one of the largest flies in Britain. It has a striking ivory-white band across its middle and large dark spots on its wings.”  You may read more on TrekNature.

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