Thursday, July 24, 2008

Is it a Bee or a Fly?

Julia snapped a picture of this bee-fly drinking nectar from a flower beside a path while we were visiting Mesa Verde park in Colorado. There were many of the same type buzzing around from flower to flower on the same bush. We thought they were red bumble bees but looking at the photo now it looks more like a fly to me.


  1. My mother and i saw the same thing this afternoon and were wondering the same thing...we live in montana and have never seen one

  2. Saw one in my yard in Lethbridge, AB. Does anyone know yet what it is?

  3. It is called a Hystricia abrupta. It is a fly.


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