A photograph of an adult Bee-fly _Bombylius major_
A photograph of an adult Bee-fly Bombylius major.
Photograph by Michael Apel licensed under Creative Commons.
April is a fantastic time of year to see bee-flies in Britain. These
fascinating insects are 1-2cm in length and have furry, stout bodies.
Most bee-flies have a long, thin proboscis extending in front of the
body. Adult bee-flies feed on nectar and use their long proboscis to
sip nectar from flowering plants…