Thursday, August 21, 2008

Fancy Bee/Wasp

There are little, tiny, sunflowers that want to grow off the sides of the sunflower. They will be the extra smallest sunflowers ever.

I saw this bee/wasp on a parsley plant that is about to bloom. It kept wiggling it's butt while on the flower. Look at the larger pictures. There is a lot of detail that is lost in the small pictures.

I'll do some research and try to figure out what species of insect it is.


Another picture of the unknown bee/wasp.

1 comment:

Behaviour Brad said...

Looks like some kind of fly to me (I work on fly genetics, and see a lot of them.) There's quite a few species of flies that mimic bees and wasps to scare predators. You can tell, though, because of the wings, and the head. It's a really pretty one!