Posts Tagged: nectarines
Honey bees, bumble bees, hover flies, parasitoids and common houseflies aren't the only visitors paying their respects to our two nectarine trees. A picture-winged fly (Ceroxys latiusculus) dropped in on Feb. 28 for a quick visit. About the size of a...
Picture-winged fly (Ceroxys latiusculus) (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Upside down, a picture-winged fly (Ceroxys latiusculus) on a nectarine tree. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Ready for take-off, a picture-winged fly steadies its wings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It's a peach of a tree, but it isn't a peach. It's a nectarine, a close variety of the peach--the result of a genetic mutation.In between the rain storms, honey bees are nectaring the nectarines and packing pollen, getting ready for the spring hive...
Bee in Nectarine Blossoms
Pollen-Packing Honey Bee