Bee-fly Watch 2019 gets off to an early start

Bee-fly hovering over flower, photo by Ken GartsideAstonishingly, the first bee-fly of 2019 was seen today, 24 February - one of the earliest records ever! And that is the prompt for our Bee-fly Watch project to get started for this year. For all the details see:

Records can be added to iRecord (website or all) as usual, or via the recording form on the first page linked above, or via a similar recording form on the Dipterists Forum website.

This year #BeeFlyWatch forms part of the celebrations for International Year of the Fly, which are being led in the UK by Dipterists Forum.

Photo of Dark-edged Bee-fly (Bombylius major) by Ken Gartside