Hi everyone and welcome back!
Today we have something really cool. Although this looks like a bumble bee, it is actually a flower fly. This one is the “Yellow-faced Swiftwing”. It is an amazing bumble bee mimic, as they are called when one species looks like another. I searched all summer to find one of these and was finally successful back in August.
These are fairly common, more so in the west, but they can be found right across Canada, up into the Arctic, into Alaska and throughout most of the western US. They are found anytime from late May to the end of August. They do not bite or sting, just a harmless flower fly and an important pollinator. I hope you enjoy this one today, have a wonderful day everyone and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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