Bee Fly ~ scroll down ©
I haven't seen this species of bee fly for two years now. It was so great to find it on one of the few remaining living Fire Wheels (a tiny one at that) This bee fly is no bigger than a mosquito. Poor things, they LOVE Sunflowers and all of those have died off also... At least we have Zinnias, on which they will also feed.
Kingdom Animalia (Animals) -Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods) -Class Insecta (Insects) - Order Diptera (Flies) - No Taxon ("Orthorrhapha" (Brachycera excluding Aschiza and Schizophora)) -Superfamily Asiloidea Family Bombyliidae (Bee Flies) -