Bee-mimic Robber Fly

Interesting character…Sometimes you just have to observe, just watch and observe even if it is just for a few minutes.

It’s one of those things when you are focusing on one thing, and you surprisingly see something else. This is one of the moments. I hardly ever get a chance to photograph this species because they are too quick and non-approachable. However, this one was just as curious of me as I was of it.

Bee Killer | May 7 | Alice Mary Herden
Bee Killer | May 7 | Alice Mary Herden

As I inched my way closer while watching him try to nab some lunch. He noticed me and decided to check me out. Came right up to me, circled me and when back to the leaf.

Bee Killer | May 7 | Alice Mary Herden
Bee Killer | May 7 | Alice Mary Herden

I was able to change my lens and put my macro on and as you can tell it wasn’t easy getting a shot.

Bee Killers are in the Robber Fly family and mimic the flight sound of bumblebees.


Updated.. Bee-mimic Robber Flies


Links:

http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/misc/flies/bee_killers.htm

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