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Syrphid Fly on a Rugosa Rose

October 9th, 2005

Close-up of a syrphid fly on the flower of a rugosa rose on Pond Island, Maine.

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Posted By: suculantoyster from hotmail.com
about 8 years, 9 months ago
Looks more like a fly than a bee.
Posted By: martta from retemail.es
about 8 years, 7 months ago
this is a beautiful photo.

About:

"Looks more like a fly than a bee."

I cannot understand this comment, I've never seen flies that had yellow stripes on their bodies, but it may be true that it doesn't look like a normal bee, as it is not hairy, and it doesn't look like a wasp either...
Posted By: pachynema from yahoo.com
about 8 years, 4 months ago
yes, the insect in this beautiful picture is a bee mimic (for starters, note the Club-like antennae and only one pair of wings...bees have thinner, longer antennae and two pairs of wings). The insect in the photograph appears to be a harmless (to humans!) Syrphid Fly, also known as a Hover Fly or Flower Fly (Order Diptera, Family Syrphidae is my guess since Flies in this group resemble bees/wasps in appearance)

Very beautiful photograph! I like it!
Posted By: cyrprospectus from yahoo.fr
about 7 years, 11 months ago
the photo is beautiful and the fly is not blurry at all.
Yes it's a fly! Look at the eyes, they are very different from bee eyes. These flies imitate bees to be protected against birds and other predators

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