Have you noticed one of these fascinating creatures in your garden or on your daily walk and wondered what it was? All furry body and buzzing like a bee, but with a long, straight tube called a proboscis sticking out at the front? This is not a bee at all, but a type of fly called a bee-fly. It is the perfect time of year to see a bee fly. Here is our Curator of Insects, Dr Ed Turner, with an explanation of their extraordinary biology.
Want to find out more about bee-flies? Visit these websites for more bee-fly facts:
And keep an eye out for future Wildlife Where You Are shorts in our Wildlife from your Window feed and discover more about the nature on your doorstep.