Bombylius major by Skip Braun
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Bombylius major

October 5, 2015

The Large Bee-fly, Bombylius major, is a bee mimic. The eggs are flicked by the adult female toward the entrance of the underground nests of solitary bees and wasps. After hatching, the larvae find their way into the nests to feed on the grubs.

100mm · f/13.0 · 1/250s · ISO 100
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