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Old Apr 27, 2011, 4:41 PM   #1
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Old Apr 27, 2011, 6:27 PM   #2
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This is a neat fly (for a fly).
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Old Apr 28, 2011, 6:40 AM   #5
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Thanks - I really didn't know what it was at first. I knew it wasn't a bumblebee but it's a good imitation. It decided to to let me get close and pose. It certainly is a hairy critter.
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Great shot. Good and sharp.

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tough looking fellow! good shot
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Thanks - I really didn't know what it was at first. I knew it wasn't a bumblebee but it's a good imitation. It decided to to let me get close and pose. It certainly is a hairy critter.
It belongs to a group of bee mimics that prey on bees and wasps - I could use a few of these in my yard - too many wasps harvesting caterpillars of the butterflies that lay eggs on our plants. Those powerful legs can carry large prey. If you can catch a few, send them to me!
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