[Syrphidae] Arctophila bombiformis

Francis Gilbert Francis.Gilbert at nottingham.ac.uk
Mon May 21 09:28:35 BST 2012

hi everyone

Thanks to all who responded to my request. If anyone else has an opinion on whether this is a strange morph of Volucella bombylans or Arctophila bombiformis, especially those who have actually seen Arctophila bombiformis in nature, then please feel free to let me know.

The photo was taken by Professor Pat Willmer on 2 Sept 2005 in her garden near St Andrews, Scotland. If it is this species, it will of course be new to Great Britain - hence the interest!

Best wishes


Dr Francis Gilbert
School of Biology, University Park,
University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK
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