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Drone Fly: Good Pollinator

Drone Fly

Yarrow, yarrow, yarrow.Drone fly, drone fly, drone fly.This little insect is often mistaken for a honey bee.  In the adult stage, both the drone fly and honey bee nectar flowers. However, the drone fly is a syrphid fly (family Syrphidae, subfamily...

Drone Fly
Drone Fly

DRONE FLY (Eristalis tenax) crawls on yarrow. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Side View
Side View

SIDE VIEW of a drone fly, Eristalis tenax. The insect is often mistaken for a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Yellow Pollen
Yellow Pollen

LIKE A HONEY BEE, the drone fly (Eristalis tenax) pollinates flowers. Check out the yarrow pollen clinging to its abdomen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 9:09 AM
Tags: drone fly (13), rat-tailed maggot (3), yarrow (1)
 
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