Bumblebee Mimic Hoverfly

Bumblebee Mimic HoverflyBumblebee Mimic Hoverfly

Latin name: Volucella bombylans

This hoverfly is an excellent mimic of a bumblebee and is found throughout most of the UK. Volucella bombylans has an orange-red tail and feathery antennae. The female lays her eggs in the nests of bumblebees and wasps.

UK Status: Common