A squat, hairy, beelike fly that hovers to feed from flowers using its long tongue. Its larvae usually parasitize other insects, especially bees and wasps.
- ‘I most often see bee flies hovering around flowers, or if resting, usually on the ground, on bare soil.’
- ‘A bee fly is nectaring on the blossom.’
- ‘Bee flies favour warm, and sunny localities’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.