Insects. #9

Hi everyone!

Today we continue our look at flower flies. This flower fly is the “Syrphus species”. It is another one that looks similar to a wasp but is totally harmless, they are only interested in gathering nectar from flowers and in the process they help to pollinate them as well. Flower flies are an interesting group of flies with many different species and some are very hard to identify except by close examination which is impossible to do by just looking at them like this. But some do stand out quite nicely from the rest of the group, like today’s flower fly. Have a great day everyone and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2022 Steve McLeod.

13 Comments on “Insects. #9

    • Thank you so much Ribana! Yes, we are both fine, though perhaps getting a little slower! I hope you have a fantastic week!πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜»β˜”πŸͺ°

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  1. Wow, this looks new. Ive never seen this one😍 Perfect spot and perfect Shot! Thanks for sharing ❀️❀️

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    • Thank you so much Simon!😍 It isn’t easy getting these flower flies, they always take off when I get close so I usually just have to wait until one comes along!πŸ˜πŸπŸŒžπŸ“·

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      • I understand the pain to stay still, that’s when the entire universe betrays you with an itch on the nose, a bite on the neck and a twitch on fingers sometimes even a bee stings πŸ˜‹πŸ€ͺ nature is so cooperative to us, you know that right πŸ˜‹πŸ€ͺ🀣🀣🀣

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      • I’ve tried, you must believe I have tried, my photography skills are ridiculous but I tried to be more ridiculous Nd nature wasn’t cooperating me 🀣🀣🀣

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      • Oh my, you need to learn to talk nicely to nature so it will cooperate more with you. Talk softly, use lots of compliments and make sure you say please. It might not work, but it wouldn’t hurt trying.πŸ€”πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ΉπŸ“·

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  2. He he, may be next time I’ll say your name to them as a bribe with a nature lover like you why nature would hurt meπŸ˜… with your permissionπŸ˜…πŸ˜†

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