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Lynfield, Auckland 1042, New Zealand (Google, OSM) Details Hide details

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Abundant at the location, and also on flowering manuka planted at the edge of the reserve.

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Honey Bees - Photo (c) 106611639464075912591, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), uploaded by Jonathan Hiew
jacqui-nz's ID: Honey Bees (Genus Apis)
Posted by jacqui-nz 9 days ago (Flag)
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Drone Fly - Photo (c) Karl Wotton, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
jon_sullivan's ID: Drone Fly (Eristalis tenax)
Posted by jon_sullivan 9 days ago (Flag)
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That's a fly pretending to be a honey bee. :-)

Posted by jon_sullivan 9 days ago (Flag)
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Drone Fly - Photo (c) Karl Wotton, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
jacqui-nz's ID: Drone Fly (Eristalis tenax)
Posted by jacqui-nz 9 days ago (Flag)
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Thanks, Jon! They do look similar.

Posted by jacqui-nz 9 days ago (Flag)
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Drone Fly - Photo (c) Karl Wotton, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
jacqui-nz's ID: Drone Fly (Eristalis tenax)
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Drone Fly - Photo (c) Karl Wotton, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
Community ID: Drone Fly (Eristalis tenax)
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