Narcissus Bulb Fly

Narcissus Bulb FlyNarcissus Bulb Fly

Latin name: Meredon equestris

This hairy bumblebee mimic has many colour forms, allowing it to resemble several species of bumblebee. Unlike bumble bees, the Narcissus Bulb Fly has a very rapid flight and also tends to hover in flight. It is a pest to bulb growers, infesting not only narcissus bulbs, but other bulbs as well. It is found in sheltered sunny flowery spots and gardens from April to September and is frequent over much of Britain.