Hoverfly: I am not a bee

I am also called a Flower Fly and I am a great pollinator. Although I do look like a bee, I am small, and I have only two wings, not four. I do not sting, but you don’t know that, so that helps protects me from those of you who may want to harass me.

I am kind of pretty though, don’t you think?


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Our treasure lies in the beehive of our knowledge. We are perpetually on the way thither, being by nature winged insects and honey gatherers of the mind.
Friedrich Nietzsche


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Posted for Sunshine’s Macro Monday #27 😊


9 Comments Add yours

  1. Naomi says:

    How interesting. It has a unique design but I’ve never noticed it before, if I’ve seen him. Thanks for telling us about him… Or her.

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  2. Irene says:

    Impressive! A beautifully captured hoverfly with fantastic depth of field. Great job on a tough subject. 😊

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    1. Thank you! Yes, he liked to hover, and not land too often!

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  3. Alice Boor says:

    Wow, what delicate wings! He is sure pretty.

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    1. Thank you! He really was pretty with the light glistening off him 😊


    1. Thank you Nora! I got lucky that he landed for me 😊

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