Bee-fly Watch 2019

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Bee-fly hovering over flower, by Sue Collison
Dark-edged Bee-fly (photo by Sue Collison)

Every year the Soldierflies and Allies Recording Scheme asks people to look out for bee-flies. They are the furry, hovering flies with a very long 'snout' (proboscis) that can be seen hovering over flowers in spring. Normally they are first seen in March, but this year one was seen in Kent on 24 February!

You can download a bee-fly identification guide (pdf, 2.3 MB). For lots more information about bee-flies go to the Bee-fly Watch page on the Soldierflies and Allies Recording Scheme website.

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