Me and My Shadow

“I’m a large bee fly,

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and thought this rock made a fancy place to rest.

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“Large” translates into my being between 1/4 to 1/2 inch long.”

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The bee fly’s range covers most of North America. They prefer meadows, open fields and gardens. Apparently they visit flowers frequented by solitary bees, follow them back to their nest and lay an egg at the entrance to the tunnel. The fly larvae feed on bee larvae, pupate in the nest and the adults emerge in early summer.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. I’m not sure that I’ve ever seen one of those.

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