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Post  ModernDayBetty on 6/12/2012, 8:04 pm

I found this bug on my sugar snap pea's. Not sure if it's good or bad. Can't find the exact match online. Anyone know?






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Post  camprn on 6/12/2012, 8:17 pm

That's cool! The easiest way to tell that a fly is not a bee is that it has no hairs, which a a bee uses to collect pollen. Here are a few other bee mimics


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Post  ModernDayBetty on 6/12/2012, 8:24 pm

Thanks camprn, but it's not any of these. It's not a fly, more like a beetle with bee markings. the bee markings are on the wings that cover the other set of wings. Unlike bee's that only have 1 set of wings. I guess I should have explained more about what it looks like. It has a reddish brown body, two sets of wings, but the first set is soft, not hard like other beetles. So when it's not flying, you can't see wings.
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Post  camprn on 6/12/2012, 8:25 pm

Oh, yes what you saw was absolutely a beetle. Pretty cool though. Very Happy

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