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Genus Volucella

Bee Fly - Volucella bombylans-complex unknown diptera - Volucella bombylans-complex Bumblebee mimic fly - Volucella bombylans-complex Laphria thoracica ? - Volucella bombylans-complex Bee-mimicking Syrphid - Volucella bombylans-complex Syrphid - Volucella bombylans-complex Fake Bumble Bee ? - Volucella bombylans-complex Drone fly? - Volucella bombylans-complex
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Aschiza")
Family Syrphidae (Syrphid Flies)
Subfamily Eristalinae
Tribe Volucellini
Genus Volucella
Explanation of Names
Volucella Geoffroy 1762
Numbers
3 spp. in our area(1)
Remarks
Eggs are laid in bumble bee nests. Larvae are scavengers, but occasionally they feed on bumble bee larvae. Berkeley.edu
Other members of the genus (in England) feed on the larvae and pupae of bees and wasps.
Internet References
Dipterist Forum. Colour Guide to Hoverfly Larvae (Diptera, Syrphidae) in Britain and Europe. Graham E Rotheray
Works Cited
1.Key to the genera of nearctic Syrphidae
Miranda G.F.G, Young A.D., Locke M.M., Marshall S.A., Skevington J.H., Thompson F.C. 2013. Can. J. Arthropod Identification 23: 1-351.