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Flower spider and a nice catch - Kukkahämähäkki saalistaa

Flower spiders (also called crab spiders, Misumena vatia) hunt by ambushing the catch in the flower. They hit when the right type of insect comes close enough. 133 more words

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I Am A Fly Not A Bee

Not a very catchy post title but the truth none the less.I have taken a few shots of the Hoverfly in the past but never knew what they were exactly. 56 more words

Photography

The relationship between morphological and behavioral mimicry in hover flies (Diptera: Syrphidae) [paper summary]

This is part of a series of short lay summaries that describe the technical publications I have authored.  This paper, entitled “The relationship between morphological and behavioral mimicry in hover flies (Diptera: Syrphidae)”, was published in the journal American Naturalist in 2014. 308 more words

Science

Back from Hiatus

Unknown seed pods

hoverfly (Family Syrphidae) visiting some type of sunflower/daisy (maybe Helianthus sp?)

Bumble bee (Bombus sp?) visiting some type of sunflower/daisy (maybe Helianthus sp?) … 134 more words

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