What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: a bee or not a bee; that is the question…
Location: Northern England
April 20, 2015 9:11 am
Sorry – couldn’t resist! This little fellow was alongside a bumble bee on my muscari this morning and I managed to get two photos. I can’t remember seeing one before. Please help 🙂
Many thanks
Signature: regards, Heather Cahill

Greater Bee Fly

Greater Bee Fly

Dear Heather,
This is NOT a Bee, but rather, a Greater Bee Fly, a harmless pollinating insect.  Flies have a single pair of wings while other flying insects have two pairs of wings.

Greater Bee Fly

Greater Bee Fly

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: England

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