Hoverfly feeding on knapweed flower

Hoverfly feeding on knapweed flower

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Credit: DR. JOHN BRACKENBURY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Hoverfly (Volucella bombylans) on knapweed (Centaurea nigra) flower. This species of hoverfly occurs in several forms, each of which mimics a different species of bumblebee. Photographed in the UK, in August.

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