Villa sp. 1Common name: Bee Fly

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 wasp and bee larvae.

This species has been photographed in January.

References: http://tolweb.org/Bombyliidae

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

Identification courtesy of David Knowles.

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