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.

This bee fly was photographed in December.

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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