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Bee on an Aravis flower
I'm not a flower specialist, so if anybody knows this species, feel free to tell me !
Picture taken descending from Mont Charvin (2409m).
>> General view of the mountain : Mont Charvin

Massif des Aravis - French Alps

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AndinoRe: Thank You

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De rien !
Posted Sep 6, 2007 4:15 am

FlatheadNativeActually..

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that is not even a bee. It is a fly that mimics the look of a bee for protection. It is a member of the Order Diptera. This "fly" has only two wings and true bees have 4 wings (two on each side) and are members of the Order Hymenoptera. For more information visit, http://www.gwydir.demon.co.uk/insects/eristalini2.htm

By the way this is an awesome photo, cheers!
Posted Jun 2, 2008 1:39 am

AndinoRe: Actually..

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Thanks for this information !!
And for your kind comment ;o)
Posted Jun 10, 2008 6:54 am

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AndinoSubmitted by Andino
on Aug 21, 2007 8:10 am

Image ID: 326735
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Lat/Lon: 32.84000°N / 113.91°W
Object Title: Bee on an Aravis flower

Image Type(s): Wildlife, Flora