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« on: October 22, 2013, 02:03:18 PM »

I thought I was photographing a Honeybee on some Goldenrod...



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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2013, 05:51:14 PM »

Looks like a type of fly to me. Maybe a robber fly?
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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2013, 05:58:51 PM »

^^^^ agree, some kind of fly mimics honeybees
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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2013, 01:45:57 AM »

I agree as well, looks very "fly like" the eyes are the give away.


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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2013, 03:28:54 PM »

Looks like a hover fly...
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« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2013, 09:53:24 AM »

Don't discount it because it is "just a fly". They are still important pollinators.
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« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2013, 08:08:01 PM »

All critters of every kind are welcome in my yard. I use no pesticides or herbicides...I don't allow the big Hunter Spiders or Jumping spiders in the house but they can live in the yard. Same for snakes etc. You'll find most everything on my blog. I think that "fly" is kind of neat.
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« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2013, 01:05:51 PM »

Carol,
I have that same bug on the flowers next to my wife's garden in Baker county. This year is the first time I have seen them. I also thought they were a bee imitator.
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