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You're No Honey Bee!

Drone fly

Remember the 1998 U.S. vice presidential debate when Sen. Lloyd Bentsen told Sen Dan Quayle: "I knew Jack Kennedy, and you're no Jack Kennedy!" Well, in the insect world, there's a fly that looks a lot like a honey bee, but it's no honey...

Drone fly
Drone fly

This drone fly, a female, is an Eristalis tenax from the Syrphidae family. It's sometimes called the "H Fly" for the pattern on its abdomen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Drone fly eyes
Drone fly eyes

The eyes of the drone fly (above) resemble that of a drone male honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, October 13, 2008 at 6:53 PM

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