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Old Nov 13, 2005, 6:13 PM   #1
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Still trying to get the hang of this 6T lens. Anybody know what kind of bee this is? It's very tiny the flower is less than a quarter of an inch across! Jim
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Old Nov 13, 2005, 6:14 PM   #2
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Old Nov 13, 2005, 6:14 PM   #3
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Old Nov 13, 2005, 6:31 PM   #4
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fantastic colors!
But this is not a bee...
My dictionary calls this a hover fly (fly=2wings).
#2 is outstanding, TMO this is close to "tchuanye" quality!
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Old Nov 13, 2005, 6:38 PM   #5
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Thanks Sven! I REALLY appreciate your comment! I knew if anyone would know what they were it would be you! Jim
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Old Nov 13, 2005, 6:48 PM   #6
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Sven, for those of us that see a bee, why is this more a fly than a bee?
It would be intersesting and helpful to know. :? :idea:

Quite good, Jim.


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complete nonsense!
Cerambyx and Tchuanye will know the exact ID of this hover fly.
I have studied life and biology, but not flies (up to now)!
But I admire the golden part of these creatures.
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Thanks Tazzie! Jim
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Old Nov 13, 2005, 7:01 PM   #9
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Sven, I never doubted your statement, We have hover flys here.
I didn't consult any source. We just call them that and think of them
as some sort of little annoying critter, but not a nasty fly. I was in no
way trying to correct you. I don't think I'll go on to ask: So, what are
they? :G:G:G:G great shots, especially like the last.
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Hymepoptera: bees, wasps and ants (part time wing owner):
...wikipedia:
Hymenoptera is one of the larger orders of Insects, comprising the sawflies, wasps, bees, and ants. The name comes from the membranous wings (Greek hymen, a membrane), of which most forms have two pairs, the front wings larger than the back.

Two pairs! Flies and midges use the seconds pair to make bsssss bsssss!
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