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Old Jul 11, 2011, 9:35 PM   #1
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Default Bee looking bug on a branch

Playing around with my new lens, this guy landed on a branch, and waited patiently for me to try some things out. Looks kind of like a bee, but I don't think it actually is. Thanks for looking.
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Old Jul 11, 2011, 11:15 PM   #2
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It's a really cute looking bug, but I think it's something called a southern bee killer (Mallophora orcina).
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Excellent shots.

I think you are correct Saly - a robber fly species
http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2009/06/...-bee-killer-3/
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Nice looking shots.

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Old Jul 12, 2011, 10:19 AM   #5
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saly, Clint, jj: Thank you for the kind words. I knew somebody would know what it was. Thanks again!
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Nice shot, what is your new lens?
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Old Jul 12, 2011, 6:42 PM   #7
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Nice shot, what is your new lens?
Thanks, I got a Panasonic 45-200mm and have been trying to get the hang of it.
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