|Another large species of Hoverfly and one found commonly in wooded areas, where Umbelliferous flowers provide an attraction. When active in warm sunshine, they can be difficult to approach. Hoverflies belong to the Syrphidae family and often get incorrectly identified as bees and wasps, due their mimicry of bees and wasps.|
|UK distribution of Volucella pellucens|
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