Good evening folks,
Had a brief opportunity to get the macro lens out this lunchtime,
the first time since the end of the summer.
Some of you will be familiar with this insect, the Large Bee-Fly Bombylius major
.It's quite common in spring. The Bombyliidae are a family of flies. Their common name is bee flies. Adults generally feed on nectar and pollen, some being important pollinators. Larvae generally are parasitoids of other insects, generally bees and wasps.
These little buggers never keep still, so are very difficult to nail well.
Many thanks for the comments etc on my Robin upload, all appreciated
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