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A Bee Fly!

Have you ever seen a bee fly, a member of the family Bombylidae? It's about the size of some bees. It buzzes like a bee. But you can quickly tell...

Bee fly, a bombyliid, hovers like a helicopter. Note the long tongue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey) 2800 copy
Bee fly, a bombyliid, hovers like a helicopter. Note the long tongue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey) 2800 copy

Bee fly, a bombyliid, hovers like a helicopter. Note the long tongue. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bee fly foraging for nectar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bee fly foraging for nectar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bee fly foraging for nectar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 10:05 PM
Tags: Beatriz Moisset (4), bee fly (3), Bombyiidae (1), bombyliid fly (1), UC Davis (327)

For Beginners, a Guide to Pollinators

So many flowers.  So many pollinators. So many floral visitors. On every field trip, we see something new and different, such as the male...

Male long-horned bee, Melissodes communis, on salvia. Identified by Robbin Thorp. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Male long-horned bee, Melissodes communis, on salvia. Identified by Robbin Thorp. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Male long-horned bee, Melissodes communis, on salvia. Identified by Robbin Thorp. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Female sunflower bee, Svastra obliqua expurgata, on Mexican hat flower. Identified by Robbin Thorp. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Female sunflower bee, Svastra obliqua expurgata, on Mexican hat flower. Identified by Robbin Thorp. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Female sunflower bee, Svastra obliqua expurgata, on Mexican hat flower. Identified by Robbin Thorp. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Your Basic Bee Book

Not all bees are honey bees. Not all floral visitors are bees. That's why we're glad to see the publication of Bee Basics:  An Introduction to Our...

The cover of Bee Basics: An Introduction to Our Native Bees.
The cover of Bee Basics: An Introduction to Our Native Bees.

The cover of Bee Basics: An Introduction to Our Native Bees.

Posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 9:07 PM

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