Friday, April 15, 2011

Camera Critters - Hover Fly



A hover fly who is able to disguise himself as a bee in order to ward off predators.

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14 comments:

Mike Golch said...

now that is interesting.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Thanks Mike, I thought he was a bee until a bee expert friend of mine told me what he really was :)

eileeninmd said...

Very interesting, great capture.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Eileen, he's wannabe bee :) Thanks for visiting and commenting.

Ann said...

I had no idea there was such a creature. How interesting. He certainly has a good disguise.

-☼-Icy BC said...

Fantastic capture, Jo! We have no bees, and no flowers in the yard yet!

One said...

That's a great shot of the hoverfly! It does resemble a bee. My bee has pollens on its legs. Will post on that someday.

Gary said...

Great shot!! Boom & Gary of The Vermilon River, Canada.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

Great shot! Well done!!
Visiting via Camera Critters.

Happy weekend!
Betty

chubskulit said...

Now, that is what I call beauty!

Please come and see my critter post. Have a great weekend!

Ms. Burrito said...

Lovely critter!


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Betchai said...

oh wow, looks like a bee indeed! beautiful shot Jo.

Self Sagacity said...

Well a bee never stay still for me to get that close. Great job in capturing him/ her so close!

Stephani said...

I never heard of a hover fly! Nice capture.