[Syrphidae] Re: Arctophila bombiformis

eckvana eckvana at xs4all.nl
Mon May 21 11:06:08 BST 2012


Dear Francis, 

With a face like that, it can only be one. Hence the
ID is correct: Arctophila bombiformis! 


André van

Francis Gilbert schreef op 2012-05-21 10:28:

> 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 
> Francis 
> Dr Francis Gilbert
> School of Biology, University Park, 

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