Merodon equestris
West Worthing, West Sussex / Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh
Merodon equestris, Worthing, West Sussex, May 2022
[ Wingspan: 8 - 10 millimetres ]

The Narcissus Bulb Fly is a hoverfly that mimics bumblebees. It appears in a variety of colours, enabling it to mimic different bumblebees. Adults, after emerging from their larval stage, live for less than a month.

This insect gains its name from its habit of feeding on and damaging Daffodils and Narcissi.

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