Insects. #7

Hi everyone, welcome back to our insect series. Today we have a “flower fly”, toxomerus marginatus species. There are quite a number of different flower flies but without a specific name for each species so are differentiated by their Latin names. No idea why that is though. Many flower flies look like bees or wasps and it can be very hard to tell the difference. This tiny flower fly is about 3/8 inch long and can be found from July to September. Have a great day everyone and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

ยฉ2022 Steve McLeod.

28 Comments on “Insects. #7

  1. It does look like a wasp…do they swarm like wasps ? Very interesting insect …you have revealed them well with your camera ! Rest well tonight ! ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ˜ด

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    • No, all flower flies are a more solitary type fly and are not dangerous to people, they don’t sting or bite. Have a good night!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜ป๐ŸŒ™๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด

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  2. It does look like from a bee family isn’t it๐Ÿ˜‰. Interesting one, love the orange pattern on its back. Lovely texture and still looks more umm… house fly ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜‰ in a way it does looks like a house fly ๐Ÿ˜… on other side it resembles a beeโ˜บ๏ธ. Beautiful shot โค๏ธ

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    • Looks like it could be a bee and yet it’s a fly, a small fly. I didn’t think I would be able to get a good picture of it because it’s so small and he kept flying when I got too close! Thanks so much Simon! Have a good, um, morning!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ˜บโ˜”โ˜”

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      • Um, morning ๐Ÿ˜ its a morning mid day ๐Ÿ˜Ž small fly is hard to catch for their speed, you did a great job by capturing them gracefully โค๏ธHave a good Morning โœจ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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      • Thank you Simon!๐Ÿ˜ I was very happy that I could get a nice picture of this one, first time I had seen one of these flower flies.๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜ป๐ŸŒž

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      • Well, it’s new for me, but definitely not new. I’m having fun identifying insects now, there are so many of them!!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ“ท

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      • I discover insects too, yesterday it was a gray mosquito today it looked black with extra horns, seems to be a new species, not sure it was discovered by scientists already ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿคช i feel it’s better get patent right for what I just saw ๐Ÿ˜„

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      • Oh no, a mutant mosquito!!๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐ŸฆŸ๐Ÿ˜ตโ€๐Ÿ’ซ Be careful, it might have a longer sucking tube that can go right into your veins! Mutant mosquitoes are coming, everyone run away!!๐Ÿ˜ง๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ™€๐ŸฆŸ๐ŸฆŸ

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