Unusual Bee

with a long nose

I discovered this bee in the garden today and thought that it was the most unusual one I have ever seen.  It was hovering around the flowers and appeared to be drinking nectar from its very long “nose”.

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  • It could be a Hummingbird Hawk-moth Sandra

    By Janet Penn (06/04/2009)
  • Just came across your post looking for what I think is the same bee like insect. After a little digging I found out it was from the Bombylius family.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombylius

    Hope this helps

    By john (16/04/2009)

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