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Which hoverfly is this ?
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Posted on 04-08-2021 13:23
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Location: Arnsberg, D
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Yesterday I found this fly near a forest path sitting on a blossom, is it Volucella inflata ?
Data: Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia , D-59519 Möhnesee, sitting on a blossom.

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Gestern fand ich diese Fliege an einem Waldwirtschaftsweg in der Randvegetation auf einer Blüte Nektar saugend, ist es Volucella inflata ?
Funddaten: Deutschland, Nordrhein-Westfalen, D-59519 Möhnesee.
Freundliche Grüße, Volkmar
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Edited by Volkmar on 04-08-2021 13:24
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Posted on 04-08-2021 13:52

Location: Franconia, Germany
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Hallo Volkmar, yes it's a female Volucella inflata.
Greetings, Eric
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Posted on 05-08-2021 13:27
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Hello Eric,
thank you very much for this information.
best regards, Volkmar
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