Insects. #8

Hi everyone and welcome back to our look at insects!

Here we have another fly that looks much like a bee or wasp, however it is a fly, another different “Flower Fly, Helophilus species”. There are many of these flower fly species and they play an important role in pollinating. They do not sting or bite so are not a problem that way. This is one of the larger ones and can be found from July to September in our area. I hope you enjoy this little flower fly. Have a great day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2022 Steve McLeod.

16 Comments on “Insects. #8

  1. Wonderful photo of the fly. You must have waited some time to get the photo that shows all the details. Have a great weekend and warmer temperatures.

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    • It did take a while to get the photo, these flies don’t like it when I get up close and they take off so fast! I basically waited until one landed on this flower that I was already aimed at. There were several different types flying around, but this one came and landed. Thank you so very much!πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ΊπŸŒžπŸ“·

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      • You’re welcome! I knew you had spent much time in order to capture that photo! You really need to think about about publishing a book with your photos and some short narrative. 🐱🌻😊🦟

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      • Thank you so much for the encouragement. I have given it some thought, guess I need to get past the thinking stage and start doing it!πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ΊπŸ€”πŸ“˜πŸ“š

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  2. What a beautiful fly ! Sure looks like a wasp ! You captured the lovely design ! πŸ™‚πŸ˜»πŸ“·

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    • Thanks so much! Yes, it really does look like a wasp, I wasn’t quite sure at first if it was or not, then I started to read about flower flies, an interesting group of insects and very beneficial.πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜»πŸ“·

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    • I had to wait quite a while for this pic, they fly away easily when I get too close, so I just stayed looking at that flower until the flower fly came and landed. I did the same for some other flower flies too. Thank you so much Eugenia!πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜»πŸ“·β˜”πŸͺ°

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  3. now this looks more like a Fly, a giant fly compared to house fly πŸ˜…. love it’s pattern on its back. Pollination is very important and these fly and bees are important part of nature. and you know they found water on moon? it seems the moon had stolen the water molecules from earth and the moon atmosphere now has water molecules present. Now I suspect how earth got water? this is also from another planet πŸ€” and we are also from other planet πŸ€” more curious now after the discovery of molecules travel from one planet to other.

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    • Yes indeed, they are great pollinators, very important! I like this one with its unique pattern. Yes, they have also found frozen water beneath the moons surface in some of the craters and other places.πŸ˜β˜”

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      • wow you are more updated 😍😍😍. Yes they found that too. Now I wonder from where we got all these water on earth 😁

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