By Malin: During my monthly visit to the Natural History Museum in Stockholm I got some exciting news. This summer a new species of Volucella made its way to southern Sweden, Volucella zonaria. A big colourful hoverfly that is common in Southern Europe but haven't been recorded in Sweden until now. The museum posted about it (in Swedish), but here is Martin Stoltzes and Anders Michaelsens inquiry about the species on Diptera.info, with photos and text in English.
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