Geographic location of the bug: southwestern ontario
Time: 09:24 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: I’ve been trying to search what kind of bee this is?! it’s slightly larger than the european honeybee. i can’t find anything online. can you help me please?
How you want your letter signed: heidi
This is NOT a Bee. It is a Hover Fly or Flower Fly in the family Syrphidae, and many members of the family mimic stinging Bees and Wasps to fool predators. There are some similar looking species in the genus Eristalis, and we believe, based on BugGuide images, that this is Eristalis obscura.