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The Imposter

Drone Fly

"If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and walks like a duck, it's probably a duck," or so the saying goes. But if it looks like a honey bee, moves around on blossoms like a honey bee, and feeds on nectar and pollen like a honey bee, it may not...

Drone Fly
Drone Fly

DRONE FLY is often mistaken for a honey bee. This drone fly was nectaring a pincushion flower (Seabiosa columbaria) Feb. 5 in Tomales. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey Bee
Honey Bee

WILL THE REAL honey bee stand up? This photo shows a honey bee nectaring sedum. The drone fly (top photo) is often mistaken for a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 8:18 PM
 
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