Greater Bee Fly Bombylius major Linnaeus, 1758  

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A very common Holarctic species, this large, fuzzy bee fly is conspicuous in early spring, especially near solitary bee nests. The precise pattern of the dark markings on the wing is distinctive and diagnostic for the east.

There are 73 records in the project database.

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A Greater Bee Fly in Carroll Co., Maryland (4/20/2019). Photo by Jim Moore. (MBP list)

A Greater Bee Fly in Howard Co., Maryland (4/25/2011). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Greater Bee Fly in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/6/2013). Determined by Ken Wolgemuth/BugGuide. Photo by Barbara Thurlow. (MBP list)

A Greater Bee Fly in Harford Co., Maryland (4/19/2014). Photo by Mike Burchett. (MBP list)

A Greater Bee Fly in Harford Co., Maryland (4/26/2018). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A Greater Bee Fly in Frederick Co., Maryland (4/13/2014). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Greater Bee Fly in Howard Co., Maryland (4/22/2015). Individual was photographed in situ, still roosting on a cold morning. Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Greater Bee Fly in Baltimore City, Maryland (5/3/2007). Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

A Greater Bee Fly in Frederick Co., Maryland (5/2/2015). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Greater Bee Fly in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/12/2015). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Greater Bee Fly in Calvert Co., Maryland (5/28/2017). Photo by Ben Springer. (MBP list)

A Greater Bee Fly in Worcester Co., Maryland (4/5/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Greater Bee Fly in Dorchester Co., Maryland (4/21/2015). Verified by Ken Wolgemuth/BugGuide. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Greater Bee Fly in Frederick Co., Maryland (4/26/2015). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Greater Bee Fly found by students at Jemicy School in Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/18/2017). Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

A Greater Bee Fly in Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/26/2013). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Greater Bee Fly in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/19/2012). Photo by Brandon Woo. (MBP list)

A Greater Bee Fly in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/20/2014). Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)

A Greater Bee Fly in Baltimore Co., Maryland (3/28/2016). Photo by Shannon Schade. (MBP list)

A Greater Bee Fly in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/13/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Greater Bee Fly in Howard Co., Maryland (4/17/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Greater Bee Fly in Schooley Mill Park, Howard Co., Maryland (4/28/2014). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

A Greater Bee Fly in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/18/2009). Photo by R. Child. (MBP list)

A Greater Bee Fly in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (4/27/2013). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)


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