Bee/Wasp with strange large eyes

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Bee/Wasp with strange large eyes

Post by MWP admin » Mon Oct 31, 2005 9:19 pm

I would like to reckognize this bee/wasp. If someone know the latin name or english name please post here. The zig-zag striped pattern of its eyes is quite spectacular


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Large eyed Fly

Post by IL-PINE » Tue Nov 01, 2005 3:18 pm

The book of Guido Bonnet and Joe Attard - 'The Maltese Countryside Volume 2', has a photograph on page 199 of a very similar (if not the same) species called Eristalinus taeniops. This seems to be a kind of fly that mimics bees. I have never seen such an animal in my life!


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