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Wordless Wednesday – Salix Caprea and the Honeybee Mimic

By Gardeningjules @Gardeningjules
Salix caprea - Goat willow, Pussy Willow and Drone Fly

Salix caprea – (Goat willow, Pussy Willow) and Drone Fly

Salix caprea – excellent early source of pollen and nectar for all pollinators. Drone Fly, only one pair of wings, large eyes and inconspicuous antennae, 10-12mm long. Drinks nectar, visually mimics male honeybees hence common name.

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