Ecology Urban

Volucella Zonaria

Spotted this massive bee-like fly this morning. It’s called Volucella Zonaria. The species mimic the European hornet but are apparently, unlike the hornet, harmless. I’d be very hard pressed to tell the difference, but if it is a hornet I don’t like the thought of it killing all the lovely bees in my garden. She certainly behaved in a very confident manner.