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Family Of Hover Flys @Breakfast :)

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Family Of Hover Flys @Breakfast :)



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Wow, something must be very tasty!!

30 Jul, 2008

 

Sure looks that way Joannie &its not my Cooking lol :)

30 Jul, 2008

 

Not Special K either which is what I'm having in a minute lol :-)

30 Jul, 2008

 

LOL iv had Raspberry Jam on Toast MMMMMMmmm :)

30 Jul, 2008

 

Too many chocs recently, hazzard of end of term and working in school MMMMMmmmmmm hence the Special K

30 Jul, 2008

 

MMMMMMMMmmmmmm Chocolate Yummi,But gives me a Fat tummi lol "Very Little poem there":D

30 Jul, 2008

 

but brilliant and one I identify with LOL

30 Jul, 2008

 

:D i made it up Myself 2 ! lol

30 Jul, 2008

 

All this talk about food.... my tums reminding me it's not been fed yet, can you hear the rumbles. Need brekkie before I fade away.... I wish!! Lovely chatting Jacque. Catch up with you soon

30 Jul, 2008

 

wow great shot jacque

30 Jul, 2008

 

Brilliant picture Jacque

30 Jul, 2008

 

Thanx Eileen/Terry glad u like it :) that little Poppys gone now :( it was their this morn@8am lol

30 Jul, 2008

 

Are these bees or wasps? Fantastic photo. They must have been glued to the honey there, so you could take them together. I like the sharpness and shadows.

31 Jul, 2008

 

Bee Flys i think ?:/

31 Jul, 2008

Sid
Sid
 

No, they're hover flys. I googled them and found this extract for your info

"...adult flies are perhaps best known for their mimicry of various wasps and bees. Although quite harmless, they no doubt get some protection from would be predators, like birds, by copying the bold yellow and black warning colours of their genuine stinging models. An obvious question for most people is how to distinguish between a hover-fly and a wasp or bee? This can prove difficult without some knowledge of insect behaviour and morphology, but perhaps the most obvious difference (if you can get close enough!) is that hover-flies, like all Diptera, have only one pair of wings, whereas wasps and bees have two pairs. Aphid-eating hover-fly larvae are rather flattened, legless and maggot-like. Most are greenish or brownish in colour and well camouflaged, and largely go unnoticed as they crawl over foliage in search of their aphid prey."

They are goodies in the garden! :-)

1 Aug, 2008

 

BIG HUG coming@u Sid :) Thanx for looking`m up4 me :)

1 Aug, 2008

Sid
Sid
 

Ah, shux...

1 Aug, 2008

 

So hover flies only have 1 pair of wings!! Didn't know that :-)

3 Aug, 2008

Sid
Sid
 

I think the larva sound absolutely delightful - "...rather flattened, legless and maggot-like". x-D

3 Aug, 2008

 

EEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew Sid :/ I had a Maggot looking Thing fall from apple tree&land on my arm Friday :(

3 Aug, 2008

Sid
Sid
 

Meep! Maybe it was a hoverfly larva? Did you squeak?!

7 Aug, 2008

 

Wow! Love this photo Jaque, it's excellent. Amazing that they're all in focus!

21 Oct, 2008

 

Bartender hover fly asking if "same as usual"- they replyed "Bzzz"

5 Mar, 2009

 

an amazing photograph well done

3 Oct, 2009



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