Bees & Bugs

A Wasp Mimicking Hoverfly

I haven’t identified this drone or hover fly exactly, but it is definitely one of the bee and wasp mimicking fly species. This one is feeding on a milk thistle flower. Since I’ve been so busy with writing, the thistles have long-passed the seeding stage. The birds and insects love it. My ‘wild garden’ theme is a bit extreme!

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Nikon D3000, SLR, on auto.
Thanks for looking. 🙂

 

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