Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Upcoming Events

Information, insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Bee Fly - Geron

Bee Fly - Geron
Jupiter Ridge Natural Area, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA
August 17, 2006
I've shot this species before at this preserve, but thought I should add this image as well – it's much more detailed.

Moved from Geron.

Primo! Bee fly Tony
What a great shot!

Congratulations! That's a beautiful portrait.

Interesting behavior.
This, or a nearly identical species, does the same thing here in Tucson: perches at the tip of foliage. At my apartment complex there are hedges of oleander, and I often see these flies perched at the very tips of the highest leaves. I wonder if this is something like "hilltopping."

Great portrait, Tony.

Thanks Hannah,
You hike through these trails for several years and you are finally bound to get a decent shot:)

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.