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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
 
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