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Bombylius, Cervelló, Barcelona, Spain


Photograph by Pepi Martin Calero

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Bombylius major, the large bee fly, is a bee mimic. The eggs are flicked by the adult female toward the entrance of the underground nests of solitary bees and wasps. After hatching, the larvae find their way into the nests to feed on the grubs.

 

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