I suppose we all like a drop of the Amber Nectar, this bee is no different!
I think we should start with a few flies, everybody hates them so we will get the worst out the way first.No.1 The Crane flyNo.2 Two Crane flies making more Crane fliesNo.3 A Dung flyNo.4 A blow fly (Green bottle)No.5 A Lace WingNo.6 Another Lace wing.No.7 The Assassin Fly with a Hover fly for dinnerNo.8 The Assassin fly with afters.
Next we have Scorpion Fly's followed by some Hoverflies. A lot of folks are afraid of Hoverflies as they think they are Wasps but they are completly harmless. There is another problem with Hoverflies and that is they are all lumped together as Hoverflies. Now there are lots of different types so they all have Latin names which they were given to completely baffle the likes of you, me, and the people who give things Latin names, they must scratch their heads afterwards and wonder why they did it, here goes anyway.No.1 Scorpion fly a femaleNo.2 " " another femaleNo.3 " " A male.No.4 A Hoverfly---Shaerophoria scripta a femaleNo.5 " " --- " " " maleNo.6 " " ---Epistrophe eligansNo.7 " " ---Syrphus vitripennisNo.8 " " ---Merodon equestris