Big Bee ?

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    I noticed this guy in the garden today, he is a lot bigger than the average bee and I followed him around until he landed on a wooden post then craweled inside a hole in the post. Where he stayed for ages. Not sure what he is

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    1. Betty Sue 98 months ago | reply

      wonderful close-up!

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    2. 4Real 98 months ago | reply

      He's beautiful - that's what he is! Great capture.

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    3. lonniec61 98 months ago | reply

      very well done!!!

    4. Kat Grigg [deleted] 98 months ago | reply

      Fantastic shot, I love your garden photos

    5. brettmsly 98 months ago | reply

      You are one of my favorite photographers on Flickr and I would be honoured if you join Flickr Favorite Photographers

    6. kelpie1 98 months ago | reply

      Amazing detail on the face, great shot!

      WOW!! This picture is 100% delicious

    7. emblatame (Ron) 98 months ago | reply

      You have the whole insect in focus. That is so good. (Ron - contacts photos)

    8. Jock the terrible 98 months ago | reply

      Magnificent. That is all. Top shot in every regard.

    9. teejaybee 98 months ago | reply

      Nice shot - very sharp.

      hehe @ story... imagine someone watching you who isn't in to photography

    10. ckaiserca 98 months ago | reply

      This looks like what lots of folks call a Bee Fly. As noted before, it is most likely a Villa Sp. of the family Bombyliidae.

      Compare to pictures Here and Here.

      It is definitely not a carpenter bee as it lacks antennae and has a single wing membrane on each side rather than the two that a bee would have.

    11. mirzles 98 months ago | reply

      what a beautiful photo.

    12. Ѕylvan 98 months ago | reply

      Excellent detail! I like the dreamy quality to it :)

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    13. Leoa's  Photography 98 months ago | reply

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    14. tapperboy 98 months ago | reply

      This one is a fly, can't help with a definate type id sorry, just a novice me, however here's some stuff that might help.

      More about flies :)
      Fly Anatomy
      Flies of Brisbane
      What are the differences between flies and wasps?

      The CSIRO has this to offer...
      About Insects
      Key to ID an Invertebrate

      These links and more besides I have placed on the start page of my Invertebrates Set

    15. reginald_dlani 98 months ago | reply

      Nice shot. It is not a bee it is a type of hoverfly.

    16. petrichor 87 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Field Guide to Insects of Australia, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    17. valKerieV 68 months ago | reply

      This is Animal Mimicry at its best! Its s Syrphid Fly! It does not bite or sting, and they are beneficial to your garden because of their Aphid-feeding larvae!

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