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Volucella bombylans

Volucella bombylans
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Copyright: Philippe Moniotte (pgmoni) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 343 W: 100 N: 637] (2769)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D 80, Nikkor 105mm f2.8D micro
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-02-08 8:58
Viewed: 2330
Points: 2
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A syrphid fly, Volucella bombylans is a Bumble-bee mimick (obviously!) and it's very good at it. The species has several color forms, adapted to ressemble the most abundant buble-bee species in their neighborhood.It's abatesian mimick :
"Batesian mimicry is a form of mimicry typified by a situation where a harmless species has evolved to imitate the warning signals of a harmful species directed at a common predator" (wikipedia)

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To anel: Merci Anne...pgmoni 2 02-09 04:25
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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
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Bonjour Philippe,
Un autre posting intéressant. Je vois que tu restes fidèle aux petites créatures.
Bonne fin de semaine!

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