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Old Apr 25, 2005, 12:20 AM   #1
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I'm not sure if this insect is a bee or a fly. The body shaped and colored like a bee but its head is fly like. Picture was shot in Northern California, SF Bay Area.
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Old Apr 25, 2005, 12:22 AM   #2
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Old Apr 25, 2005, 12:39 AM   #3
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it's a fly, known as a flower fly or hover fly. you can tell flies from bees by their antennae and also their mouth parts. bees and wasps have cutting mandibles where as flies do not.

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oh yeah, very nice shots!!!!
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