Sighting

Karen Retra 14 Nov 2017

Unusual sounding bee fly

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Sighted 12 Nov 2017
Tin Mines Trail, Talmalmo NSW 2640, Australia

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Identifications

  • Karen Retra 14 November 2017
    Bombyliidae
    (family)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Diptera: Bombyliidae
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Notes

  • Karen Retra 14 November 2017
    Tagged With not just a buzz
    Karen Retra says

    This chunky bee fly was cruising the flowers of Calytrix and seemed to periodically make a funny sound, beyond it's usual buzz when flying. I tried recording it without success. I couldn't see a particular 'action' that accompanied the sound, but it occurred when the fly was on the flowers, not when flying between them. An impressive fly - sorry for the very ordinary photo.

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