Looks Like a Bee

By: Janet, doing it better.

Jul 29 2011

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Category: flower photos, hover fly photos, Insect Photos

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Focal Length:200mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS REBEL T3i

I thought this was a bee until I did a little research. It seems this fellow is a Hover Fly. I am not usually a friend of flies but this fly consumes vast quantities of insects such as aphids, thirps, and small caterpillars. He also pollinates flowers and its the babies that eat the aphids. Notice he has only 2 wings and very short antennae, that makes him a fly instead of a bee.

Aphid eater and flower lover


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