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    Some pollinators

    took some pics of some bees this morning.
    first time getting any good pics of an insect with my camera.
    pics

    bee hovering while collecting pollen

    same bee

    neat green iridescent bee


    camera is a 5 mp canon S60
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    the first two pictures are of syrphid flies, (Metasyrphus americanus?) not bees. Bee mimics.

    http://www.cirrusimage.com/Flies_hover.htm

    The green bee is a sweat bee. One of my favorite bees.



    Great photos. That must be hard to get such great pictures of such small bugs on the spiderwort. Spiderwort floweres themselves are not all that big, either, so, wow.
    that makes no logic

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    Are you sure they are syrphid flies? They look more like drone flies in the picture to me.
    Thoughts on this?
    I am going to visit the sarracenia in Oregon someday



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    Im pretty sure. Though i dont know much about flies i am familiar with that species.

    Hover Fly
    Diptera family Syrphidae
    Species: Metasyrphus americanus

    http://www.cirrusimage.com/flies_Met...americanus.htm
    that makes no logic

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    ok, those look like the other ones, now I believe you!
    I am going to visit the sarracenia in Oregon someday



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    They're ddefinitely flies - only single wings.
    Bruce in CT

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    the green one isn't a fly, it has pollen collection sacks on it's legs
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