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The Hover Fly that Looks Like A Bumble Bee

Many Insects Mimic Other Insects

bumble bee mimic
At first glance it could be a bumble bee!

We recently wrote a short post on some insects that pretend to be wasps and this amazing hover fly is pretending to be a bumble bee. This might not be a coincidence as many hover-flies are in fact parasites of the insects they pretend to be.

This hover fly looks very similar to a bumble bee and is very likely to be  a parasite of them. We see this with another hover-fly that pretends to be a wasp and can infest large wasp nests where its larvae thrive.

So the next time you see a bee or a wasp, take a closer look - you might be surprised!

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WaspKill UK Pest Control with Simon Berenyi