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Carpenter bee mimic, explained

A bumble bee mimic.

Syrphus, a syrphid fly and bee mimic.

Fun caption!

Close. Xenox, actually.

Next time...

Bumble Bee?

This is a Bumble Bee, Bombus

Not a flower fly mimic

Possible ID


Bee mimic


A bee mimic, rather. The syrphid Eristalis sp.

Syrphids are famous for their


Tips -


Syrphid and yes, a male

You might try


Search tips: On this one, I looked at a lot of images.

Bee mimic - nice find!

Neat indeed!

Bee or fly...


I do


Bee mimic, but not bee fly.



Leave as is, here is why....

Sure enough

Actual bee, not a mimic.

Moved for expert attention


Moved for expert attention


Volucella evecta


Female Ant & Bee Mimic Fly

Syrphid Fly

it might like you to think

bee mimic?

carpenter bee mimic

bee mimic


Looks more like a tachinid or something

Doesn't look like a mimic


Epeolus bifasciatus

Syrphid Fly

Eristalis flavipes



I found what i believe to be


Moved (perhaps Laphria or Mallophora)

Bee mimic

Maybe a Bee Mimic Flower Fly

Not a robber fly,

I don't think it

Not a mimic, an actual bee :)

Merodon equestris

Bee Mimic Flower Fly maybe

Copestylum sp., a female syrphid fly and bee mimic.

Yes, a bee fly, which is a mimic.

Bee Mimic photo

bee mimic fly

bee mimic fly

sleeping bee mimic - Eustala anastera

The syrphid Eristalis transversa

Sphaerophoria, male.

Bee mimic

bee; not mimic

Bee Mimic Flower Fly

Yes I know.

I agree


Drone Fly


Cuterebra fontinella fontinella

Not a mimic... an actual bee :)

Bee mimic Fly

You may have seen a Robber Fl


Syrphid, a bee mimic


possible ID

Bee Mimic Beetle in Minnesota


Fun project

small headed fly

Drone Fly?

Syrphid fly, a bee mimic

Syrphid, a bee mimic

Yes, a bee mimic.

pretty good mimic

Carpenter bee mimic?

Xenox sp.

Not a mimic ; )

Xiralictus possibly

Yes, an incredibly good photo!

Its is amazing

This successful bee mimic should be proud!


How about "Large Bee Mimic"


Bombus auricomus

tachinid vs syrphid

Yep I agree

Carpenter bee - like Andrena sp. (Andrenidae)

Bee mimic, actually

Liz Day and I now think this may actually be B. vagans

Dead on, aka syrphid aka flower fly

You'd think so

Interesting critter


Ptilothrix bombiformis (Cresson)

I agree


Eristalis tenax - Drone fly


Bumble flower beetle.