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7056 Bee Fly (Bombylius)

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Bombylius is a large genus of flies belonging to the family Bombyliidae. They are known as the bee-flies, due to their striking resemblance to bees and bumblebees, and are distributed worldwide.

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7059 Bee Fly (Bombylius) by RealMantis
Image details
Image size
1500x1000px 946.53 KB
Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D5600
Shutter Speed
1/160 second
Aperture
F/6.3
Focal Length
105 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Apr 7, 2018, 3:59:40 PM
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Zonerider's avatar

"Wollschweber" in german.

DracoFlameus's avatar

Nice capture! I love these fuzzy little bee flies. =D

RealMantis's avatar

they look like small helicopters! thanks ;P

MoonyMina's avatar

super!! quelle pose et quel angle!! magnifique!

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c'est un superbe petit insecte, volant dans tout les sens et de temps en temps il fait du stationnaire ;P

KatesWildPlaces's avatar

Lovely shot and really interesting, thanks for the information :)

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you're welcome, it's a discovery for me too! ;P

Nice shot. Do they look like that due to convergent evolution or because they're trying to fool predators into thinking they're bees?

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I don't know at all, I discovered this insect by taking pictures recently ...

thanks ;P

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