Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Bombomyia
Family: Bombyliidae (Insecta/Diptera)
Taxon : Land invertebrate
Group : Animal

SPECIES
discoidea
NOTES

A hairy, stout bodied fly. The sun-loving adults are strong fliers and can hover. The larvae are parasitic on solitary bees. The adults of both sexes feed on nectar.


AUTHORITY
(Fabricius, 1794)
Sub Author
Conservation
Uncommon
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
Insect (6 legs) 


Colour
Notes: A jet black fly with long white hairs on the end of the abdomen. The wings are long and thin with a black patch at the base
Colour: Black
Common Name
Fly
Bee fly
Habitat
NOTES: Hovers over flowers in the veld
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year



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