Thursday, 12 May 2016

Large Bee-Fly

The Large Bee-Fly (Bombylius major)


Q: How do Large Bee-Flys make love.
A: Very carefully.



24 comments:

  1. Nice 'action' shots there Roy! They seem to be having a good year, I've seen them in good numbers around the local patch...unlike the Butterflies?!...[;o[

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Trevor. I will have to send you down some butterflies.

      Delete
  2. The proboscis is vicious, requiring the back toback approach I'd say.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hauskan näköisiä villakärpäsiä:-) Upeat kuvat! Hauskaa perjantai päivää.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Great photos, got to see one last year, couldn't get over how small they were..
    Amanda xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Amanda. Yes, I haven't seen them very much at all.

      Delete
  5. Well captured Roy. I've been surprised how early they seem to have appeared this year.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks John. I don't think I have seen these much before.

      Delete
  6. A very special in-flight. I really never seen. I knew of the existence not print too!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Well, well! I thought that was one critter at first glance! Neat shots!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hey Roy... Well now as the old song goes...bird do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it (don't know about the educated flea thing) :) etc.
    Good shots of what comes naturally!!!

    Grace

    ReplyDelete
  9. Fascinating little flies and interesting to see how they manage to reproduce given their somewhat oversized body-parts ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  10. wow....that's something most people don't get photos of. Great shots! Interesting flies!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for visiting
and commenting on my blog