Toxophora maxima: Bee Fly

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A while ago, I saw a Hiveian posting this fly. At that time, I was wondering if this species existed in the area where I live because during the time I went insect hunting, I never saw it. It was a fly with a unique shape because it resembled a mosquito.

Finally, yesterday the opportunity came to me. I found this fly around the hills of Blang Mangat, Lhokseumawe.

It's Toxophora maxima, a species of bee fly belonging to the family Bombyliidae. This fly is one of the insect pollinators because it feeds on nectar and weed flower pollen.

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CameraXiaomi Poco X3 NFC
LensExternal Extreme Macro 20mm
CategoryAnimal Photography
ProcessedMobile Lightroom
LocationLhokseumawe, Aceh, Indonesia
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