Sunday, March 4, 2012

Not What You Think

I may be wrong, but I think most people seeing this insect would think it is a bee:
It was feeding on nectar from flowers in my garden, but it is actually a fly; the drone fly, Eristalis tenax. It's not a native, and it lives in fairly disgusting places in its larval stage, but interesting anyway.

1 comment:

  1. that one looks quite big. i saw and heard an enormous fly recently, took a photo but haven't posted it up yet.