bee fly

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hairy nectar-eating fly that resembles a bee

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Accompanying previous Western Mail articles we have seen misidentified photographs of, among others, a bee fly masquerading as a bee and an ichneumon fly pretending to be a common wasp.
SIR - May I follow the "most geeky letter" (September 22) from Andrew Lucas about the Western Mail's failure to recognise that a bee fly was not a bee (Postcard from Wales, September 13) but a member of an entirely different order of insects (diptera) - easily distinguished by its two wings rather than four.
When Evenhuis confronted the nomenclature possibilities for his bee fly, he focused on the pronunciation of Phthiria, or "theory-a.