Definition of bee fly in English:

bee fly

noun

  • A squat, hairy bee-like fly that hovers to feed from flowers using its long tongue. Its larvae typically parasitize other insects, especially bees and wasps.

    • ‘Bee flies favour warm, and sunny localities’
    • ‘A bee fly is nectaring on the blossom.’
    • ‘I most often see bee flies hovering around flowers, or if resting, usually on the ground, on bare soil.’