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Please help identify this bee - London (1 Viewer)

George London

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Hello,

Today I found this (bumble I think?) bee stuck in a skylight at home in Wandsworth London. Fortunately I managed to free it shortly after taking this photo.

Please could someone ID this for me? Having zero Bee experience I cannot confidently cross reference against the available ID posters.

Many thanks! George
 

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Ficedula

velico ergo sum
Hello,

Today I found this (bumble I think?) bee stuck in a skylight at home in Wandsworth London. Fortunately I managed to free it shortly after taking this photo.

Please could someone ID this for me? Having zero Bee experience I cannot confidently cross reference against the available ID posters.

Many thanks! George

Not a bee, count wings, look at antennae, it's a hoverfly Volucella zonaria
 

George London

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Thank you Ficedula much appreciated!
Hoverfly would have never come to mind I (obviously) had no idea they could be this large!
 

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