Bee-fly Watch: add your record

This form is for recording bee-flies as part of the "Bee-fly Watch" project. You can add records of bee-flies here, or you can use the standard iRecord forms from the "Record" menu, or the iRecord app.

For an identification guide to bee-flies, and lots of other information about them, see the Bee-fly Watch page on the Dipterists Forum website. Bee-fly Watch is part of the Soldierflies and Allies Recording Scheme.



Select the date of the record.

This record is being submitted to iRecord. If you have an iRecord account, please log in so that this sighting appears in your records. If you are not already registered with iRecord we highly recommend to register so that you can view your previous records and use all the site’s facilities. However, you can continue without registering by providing your details below. We ask for these in case we need to contact you when verifying your sighting. They will not be used for any other purpose.
Personal details

Please provide your first name

Please provide your surname


Please provide your email address. This will only be used to contact you if we require further information to verify the record.


Please add the recorder's name, if it is not already shown, using the format "Surname, First name"


Enter the species name - the common bee-fly is just called "Bee Fly", "Dark-edged Bee-fly" or "Bombylius major"


How certain of this identification are you?


How many did you see at this location on this date?


Please say whether your bee-fly was male or female, if you know, otherwise leave blank


Most bee-flies are seen as adults, but if you found a larva or pupa please set this to "pre-adult" and add a comment below


If anyone helped with the identification please enter their name here

Sensitivity: if you need to blur the precise location, tick the box and set the blur to 1km or 2km square - please do not use 10km or 100km squares, as records blurred to that level cannot be used

This is the precision that the record will be shown at for public viewing


Provide the name of the site, ideally using one that is recognisable from an OS map. Do not enter a full postal address as the information you provide will be visible to others.


Use the map to find your location and click the map to add the grid reference (or you can type in the grid reference if you know it)

Optional: choose the habitat type that best fits the location of this sighting

If your bee-fly was feeding at a flower please let us know which flower species