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Volucella bombylans? (Swiss Alps)
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Posted on 21-02-2022 20:26

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Dear all,
last summer on a hike on mount Stoos I encountered this beautiful hoverfly which rested on my camera bag. Do you know what species it is? Thank you very much in advance!
Best regards, Adrian
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Edited by AdrianBothe on 23-02-2022 07:23
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Posted on 22-02-2022 22:10
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My guess: Arctophila bombiformis. I'm not an expert. Greetings from the Prealps.
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Posted on 23-02-2022 07:16

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Hey, thank you for the suggestion. While looking it up, I stumbled upon Volucella bombylans, which I believe could be the species.
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Posted on 23-02-2022 18:36
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Yes, its not Arctophila. I think you are right. Sorry.
Karsten Thomsen
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Posted on 08-03-2022 12:30
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Definitely Volucella bombylans (f).
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