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Old Sunday 23rd August 2015, 09:58   #1
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Wasp or Fly.

I photographed this wasp or fly species last year in my kitchen the body Shape Itself is bottle shaped which I find quite attractive and very streamlined to look at, have never from memory seen one like it before perhaps some one May Tell me more about this creature.
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Old Sunday 23rd August 2015, 13:51   #2
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Looks like the conopid fly Conops quadrifasciatus, which is a parasitoid of bumblebees.
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Old Sunday 23rd August 2015, 18:00   #3
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Looks like the conopid fly Conops quadrifasciatus, which is a parasitoid of bumblebees.
Agree, male.
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Looks like the conopid fly Conops quadrifasciatus, which is a parasitoid of bumblebees.
Thankyou aeshna for the Id
Has quadrifasciatus replaced quadrifasciata has that is what I have it come Under from a late 1970,s natural history guide of britain and northern europe The thickhead fly.
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