Subject: Bee bug???
Location: Hampshire, UK
July 30, 2015 11:35 am
Hi Mr Bugman. Any idea what this is? We found it in our garden in July, we’ve shown lots of people and no one knows. Please help.
Your fly looks like the Hover Fly, Volucella inanis, that is pictured on the Diptera Info site. Many harmless Hover Flies in the family Syrphidae mimic the markings on stinging Bees and Wasps for protection.