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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 (333)

Not Bees--They're Flies

There are "bees" and there are "flies."And then there are "bee flies."Bee flies? They're so named because they look somewhat like bees. Order:...

Bee Fly
Bee Fly

A BEE FLY nectars on sedum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Large Body
Large Body

LARGE BODY of bee fly shows an equally large wing span. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sip of Nectar
Sip of Nectar

BEE FLY sips nectar from sedum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at 8:36 PM
Tags: bee fly (3), Bob Kimsey (13), Bombyliidae (3)

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