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Eristalis tenax

Drone fly at suppressed

Eristalis tenax at suppressed - 24 Jan 2023
Eristalis tenax at suppressed - 24 Jan 2023
Eristalis tenax at suppressed - 24 Jan 2023
Eristalis tenax at suppressed - 24 Jan 2023
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Identification history

Eristalis tenax 26 Jan 2023 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 25 Jan 2023 arjay

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User's notes

Very like a Eu bee. But doesn't seem totally the same. Found in a compost bin which apparently Eu bees can take up residence in. Wings are longer than the body. May not even be a bee.

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michaelb wrote:
   26 Jan 2023
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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 24 Jan 2023 07:18 PM Recorded on
  • arjay Recorded by

Additional information

  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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