Subject: Unknown fly with golden fur
Location: Fiskeboda, Sweden
July 24, 2014 6:37 am
I found this yellow hovering fly sun bathing on my concrete stairs on a hot summer day in the beginning of June. First I thought it was some kind of hoverfly, but I was unable to find one that looked like the one I saw. I would be very happy to get some help identifying this fly.
Signature: Andreas R
This is a Bee Fly in the family Bombyliidae, probably in the genus Bombylius. The wing pattern is similar to, but not exactly like that of the Large Bee Fly pictured on the Natural History Museum website.