Bee fly returns

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I love this time for year for many things, including the crab apple blossom that attracts a rather nice little seasonal character, bombylius major, the bee-fly.  I am perhaps slightly ridiculously fond of this little furry fly.  I did a post about it this time last year and you can see more images of it there.  These are three new ones, snapped in my garden this afternoon.

bombylius major

There’s just something about its little round, furry body, and the way it hovers… well, I am a ‘bug lady’ after all.

bombylius major

Come on admit it, it is cute.