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Another Kind of Drone Strike

Drone fly nectaring on bulbine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

No, it's not a honey bee. But many people think all floral visitors are bees. It's a fly. A drone fly. Family:  Syrphidae;  subfamily Eristalinae; tribe Eristalini; genus, Eristalis. Like all syrphids, it has two wings. The honey bee has...

Drone fly nectaring on bulbine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Drone fly nectaring on bulbine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Drone fly nectaring on bulbine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey

Sunlight glittering on a drone fly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Sunlight glittering on a drone fly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sunlight glittering on a drone fly. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Drone fly in flight, heading toward bulbine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Drone fly in flight, heading toward bulbine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Drone fly in flight, heading toward bulbine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey

Posted on Monday, September 30, 2013 at 6:25 PM

Big on the Bulbine

A male mountain carpenter bee, Xylocopa tabaniformis orpifex, nectaring on bulbine.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Look at the Xylocopa on the Xanthorrhoeaceae. If that sounds like a mouthful, think of the mountain or foothill carpenter bees, Xylocopa tabaniformis orpifex, on bulbine from the genus Bulbine in the...

A male mountain carpenter bee, Xylocopa tabaniformis orpifex, nectaring on bulbine.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A male mountain carpenter bee, Xylocopa tabaniformis orpifex, nectaring on bulbine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male mountain carpenter bee, Xylocopa tabaniformis orpifex, nectaring on bulbine. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Male mountain carpenter bee,  Xylocopa tabaniformis orpifex, caught in flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Male mountain carpenter bee, Xylocopa tabaniformis orpifex, caught in flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Male mountain carpenter bee, Xylocopa tabaniformis orpifex, caught in flight. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, July 19, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Big on the Bulbines

Honey bee takes a liking to a bulbine in mid-December in the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's like a spray of sunshine in the depths of winter.The Bulbine frutescens, native to the desert grasslands of South Africa, is blooming well in the Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, located on Bee...

Honey bee takes a liking to a bulbine in mid-December in the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee takes a liking to a bulbine in mid-December in the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee takes a liking to a bulbine in mid-December in the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee foraging on bulbine in mid-December in the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee foraging on bulbine in mid-December in the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee foraging on bulbine in mid-December in the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2011 at 9:28 PM
 
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