| Usia versicolor (Fabricius, 1787)|
Main synonym = Bombylius versicolor Fabricius, 1787
| Taxonomical Classification: Animalia / Arthropoda / Insecta / Diptera / Bombyliidae |
| Red-Backed Bee-fly Naħħalija tat-Tebgħa Ħamra|
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Occurs mostly on flat, open flowers such as marigolds. At 5mm in length, it is one of the smaller bee-flies in the Maltese Islands. Staying mostly on Calendula sepceis, they are the prime pollinators of these plants including the important sub-endemic Calendula suffruticosa subsp. fulgida s.l.
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