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Why Flies Are Pollinators, Too!

Will all the pollinators please stand up! Or do a fly-by like the Blue Angels or a crawl-by like babies competing in a diaper derby. Bees--there...

A  bee fly, genus Villa, collecting pollen on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A bee fly, genus Villa, collecting pollen on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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)
Honey bee (left) and a syrphid fly, aka hover fly or flower fly, sharing a 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)

Posted on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 6:57 PM
Tags: bee fly (3), Bombyliidae (3), flower fly (14), honey bees (437), hover fly (21), Pollination Nation (3), pollinators (53), syrphid fly (27), syrphids (4), Villa (1)

Caught on the Cosmos

Cosmos flowers are somewhat like Libras. They balance. In fact, the word,  "cosmos,"  means "harmony" or "ordered...

Syrphid on Cosmos
Syrphid on Cosmos

SYRPHID, aka flower fly or hover fly, lands on a cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-Up
Close-Up

CLOSE-UP of syrphid nectaring on a cosmos. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, May 22, 2009 at 6:39 PM
Tags: cosmos (9), flower flies (7), hover flies (7), syrphids (4)

Hovering

Hover flies do know how to hover.   Like a helicopter with spinning blades, the hover fly lingers seemingly motionless in...

Hovering
Hovering

HOVERING--A hover fly hovers over a rock purslane (Calandrinia grandiflora). Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Nectaring
Nectaring

NECTARING--A hover fly gathers nectar from a rock purslane (Calandrinia grandiflora). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Painting?
Painting?

A PAINTING? No, it's a hover fly Photoshopped. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, October 27, 2008 at 1:36 PM
Tags: hover fly (21), rock primrose (1), Syrphidae (8), syrphids (4)

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