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Document Bee, Fly, or what is this stunning specimen

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Can anyone tell me what this beautiful insect on the flower is? The vertical stripes are slimming, think you not? 

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It's a hoverfly. Heophilus trilineatus   A native.

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That's a v good photo Veludo.  There are a large number of species of hover flies.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoverfly

 

 

When it comes to botanical info, I generally prefer a scientific website, but I think this one does make interesting reading.

 

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