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Insect ID (blury photo)

Not a very good photo, but it wouldn’t stand still for long. Thank you.


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  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 8,847
    It's a bee fly.
    Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 2,055
    I’ve just looked it up. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one before. Thank you, @wild edges.
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 8,847
    There's a few different types about but you need to see the wings clearly to get a good ID which is hard as they're very active. This one was in my greenhouse and sat still just long enough to clear some spider webs from his legs before flying off. This one has dark wing edges but other species will have spots or clear wings instead.


    Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Derbyshire but with a Nottinghamshire postcode. Posts: 16,461
    Golden snitch. watch how they zip about.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 21,185

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • RubytooRubytoo On the sofa, Southerly aspect.Posts: 1,287
    edited April 2019
    Golden snitch. watch how they zip about.
    Spot on :D
    And I read briefly the other day, they seem to keep their proboscis permanently extended out? Might be wrong but the ones we have been seeing seem to be so.
    Sorry, seem to Bee so....
  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 2,055
    I had to google golden snitch, but yes @fidgetbones, fits the description. 😊
  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 2,055
    Beautiful photo @wild edges
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