NT1683 : Bee-fly (Bombylius major)

taken 11 years ago, near to Dalgety Bay, Fife, Great Britain

Bee-fly (Bombylius major)
Bee-fly (Bombylius major)
Slightly resembling a bumblebee with its hairy body, this harmless nectar eater is the insect equivalent of the hummingbird with its single pair of wings and an extraordinarily long proboscis.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 7 April, 2007   (more nearby)
Friday, 25 January, 2008
Insects > Insects   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 160 830 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:1.9499N 3:20.9740W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 160 830
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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