Bee experts? What kind of bees are these? Plus pics of more!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by silkiechicken, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member



    (I really like how the pic turned out on this next one)


    They both seem a bit different? Is the second one like a bee colored fly? Where are its antenna?

    And Felt like adding this one:


    Of course it was sunny this morning and pouring rain again now.
  2. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    The last two, not the flower by itself, are of a fly that imitates a bee. When I was growing up we called them H bees because of the H marking on the back of the abdomen. The antennae are small but visible.

    Flies, diptera, have only one pair of visible wings. The second pair of wings are very small and club shaped.
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2008
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I knew he looked funny! IMPOSTER! LOL Now to look up the role of these flies since I don't see them buzzing around poo and he was covered in pollen.
  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    Those are wonderful pics Silkie! I can't help you identify your photo subjects, but still wanted to tell you that your pictures are wonderful! [​IMG]
  5. newchickenfamily

    newchickenfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

    Not sure about the bees, but WOW, great photos!
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Thanks! Sometimes I wish I had a real macro lens! Closeups are always interesting.

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