Bee-fly Watch 2019
Published: 07 March 2019
April is a fantastic time of year to see bee-flies in Britain. These fascinating insects are 1-2cm in length and have furry, stout bodies. Most bee-flies have a long, thin proboscis extending in front of the body. Adult bee-flies feed on nectar and use their long proboscis to sip nectar from flowering plants whilst hovering in front of the flower. Bee-flies are very agile and often hover near flowers before darting quickly away and then returning to hover again. Bee-flies are harmless.
Record your sightings at: https://www.brc.ac.uk/soldierflies-and-allies/bee-fly-watch
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