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Old Oct 25, 2009, 8:14 AM   #1
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Default Correction: October Flowers And A Bee's Final Rest

Hi,

The title in this thread is wrong. It's a Sylphid Fly, not a bee

October Flowers And A Bee's Final Rest

Tallgrass told me. A link:

http://bugguide.net/node/view/17716

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Old Oct 25, 2009, 12:32 PM   #2
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Hi,

The title in this thread is wrong. It's a Sylphid Fly, not a bee

October Flowers And A Bee's Final Rest

Tallgrass told me. A link:

http://bugguide.net/node/view/17716

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Probably not a bee, but also not a syrphid fly. There are other flys which mimic bees...

"syrphid fly" - Google Images

Syrphid+Fly-(1).jpg (JPEG Image, 768x590 pixels)

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Old Oct 25, 2009, 1:56 PM   #3
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Ahh, I think I got it. There are about 2000 or so species of flies called, "Bee Flies," Family of Bombyliidae.

Google has plenty of images of them. Here's a shot of one species which looks much like yours.

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...%3D20%26um%3D1

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Eristalis flavipes is a European Syrphid bee mimic that has been introduced into North America. Hard to tell from the photographs whether this is it (second picture on the page).

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...a%3DG%26um%3D1
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Gentlemen,

Thank you for leading me in the right direction. The size was approximately that of a bee. Yes, and bees have two pairs of wings, I think

I understand you also call (som of) them hoverflies. In my language they a called the equivalent to "Flower flies". This one was, to express it mildly, very tired

Perhaps it's saga was coming to an end, with the prospect of joining the choir invisible, probably into being an ex Eristalis flavipes

Thank you. If I may render a thought: knowing the name of another person (in the narrow sense of the word; not the Peter Singer view at times) makes you feel more aquainted. The same goes for any living organism on the planet

I'd even strech as long as calling it a duty to get aquainted with as many living organisms as possible, leaving aside the things we cannot know anything about

We have to presuppose that the world is knowledgable

Anyhow, thank you.

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