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beelife:
Thank you for the clarifications.
I will pay more attention to these details.

 :smile:

BeeMaster2:
Reagan,
You have way better eyes than I do. I have looked at that picture several times, on my phone, I don?t know how you can tell how many wings it has.
Jim Altmiller

The15thMember:

--- Quote from: beelife on February 21, 2024, 03:55:02 am ---Thank you for the clarifications.
I will pay more attention to these details.

 :smile:

--- End quote ---
No problem.  And don't feel bad, you aren't the first to be fooled by the fly's mimicry, and you certainly won't be the last!  :grin:  I saw one of these flies mimicking a bumble bee last year, and it took me a good long look to realize it wasn't actually a bumble bee.  I have some pictures of it on this post.  https://beemaster.com/forum/index.php?topic=55438.msg506586#msg506586


--- Quote from: BeeMaster2 on February 21, 2024, 06:44:54 am ---Reagan,
You have way better eyes than I do. I have looked at that picture several times, on my phone, I don?t know how you can tell how many wings it has.
Jim Altmiller

--- End quote ---
On beelife's picture it is very difficult to see to count the wings; I was clued in on that photo initially by the antennae, the mouthparts, and the position of the wings.  Because they only have 2 wings, most flies hold their wings out at an angle when they are resting, they don't stack them over their back like a bee does.         

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