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Volucella bombylans pairing

 
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anymarks



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:00 pm    Post subject: Volucella bombylans pairing Reply with quote

I had not seen this behaviour with this species before and thought it may be of interest to others.

They were quite happy to fly in this position and were very mobile.

Regards, Neil

[img]SYRPHIDAE by Neil Marks, on Flickr[/img]
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Jaybee



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen similar only once back in 2007.





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Roger K.A. Morris



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks - we do see similar positions from time to time. Details of where and when seen (grid ref)would make this a useful record
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anymarks



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice series Jaybee.

Roger : Taken 11 June 2016, Waxham, Norfolk TG446249
Feeding on Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum) flowers prior to pairing

Regards, Neil
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Roger K.A. Morris



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks Neil
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