Posts Tagged: bee fly
Will all the pollinators please stand up! Or do a fly-by like the Blue Angels or a crawl-by like...
A bee fly, genus Villa, collecting pollen on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee (left) and a syrphid fly, aka hover fly or flower fly, sharing a Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Have you ever seen a bee fly, a member of the family Bombylidae? It's about the size of some bees....
Bee fly, a bombyliid, hovers like a helicopter. Note the long tongue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey) 2800 copy
Bee fly foraging for nectar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
There are "bees" and there are "flies."And then there are "bee flies."Bee flies? They're so named...
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