Geron sp.

Meaning of name: Geron is Greek for old man.

Distribution: Unknown.

Description: This bee fly was approximately 1 centimetre long.

Notes: Bee flies occur on every continent except Antarctica. While the adults eat nectar and pollen, almost all bee fly larvae are parasites of other insects’ larvae.

References: Identification courtesy of Daniel Heald.

http://tolweb.org/Bombyliidae

http://bugguide.net/node/view/9861

http://www.qm.qld.gov.au/Find+out+about/Behind+the+Scenes/Museum+Experts/Biodiversity/Bee+Flies

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