Lomatia belzebul Fabricius, 1794 ♀
Common names: Lomatie belzebul [Fr]
Vrontero, FLORINA ● Greece
Description: The adults grow up to 10–13 millimetres long. Body is shining black. In males the thorax shows black hairs, tawny in females. The wings have a wide brown band close to costal margin. The abdomen is black, with yellow edge on the segments, except the first one.
The striped abdomen can confuse these flies with some Hymenoptera for predators.
Biology: The female lay its eggs in the nests of solitary bees.
Distribution: Southern Europe, eastern Palearctic ecozone, Near East and North Africa.
Wikipedia, Lomatia belzebul