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I observed this beautiful insect near a forest in northern Switzerland. What is it?


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To me that looks like a "hover fly" — specifically the Pellucid Fly (Volucella pellucens).

Compare with: from: https://www.naturespot.org.uk/species/pellucid-fly, by: David Gould

This species is present throughout Europe according to the wikipedia article (first link).


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