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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

Flies Are Pollinators, Too!

Close-up of a fly, genus Eristalis, on a flower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

You may have noticed this little floral visitor in your garden. It might appear to be a bee, a common mistake to the untrained eye or those who think that all floral visitors are bees. But it's a fly, and flies are pollinators, too! This fly, from the...

Close-up of a fly, genus Eristalis, on a flower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of a fly, genus Eristalis, on a flower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a fly, genus Eristalis, on a flower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Flies are pollinators, too! This little Eristalis is nectaring a zinnia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Flies are pollinators, too! This little Eristalis is nectaring a zinnia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Flies are pollinators, too! This little Eristalis is nectaring a zinnia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Side view of an Eristalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Side view of an Eristalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Side view of an Eristalis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 9:04 PM
 
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