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Bee Fly

Paravilla separata

Description:

Adult bee flies nectar on flowers. The larvae are parasitoids of ground-nesting bees, such as mining, plasterer & halictid bees. Females will lay their eggs in open tunnels of solitary bees. Once the larva emerges it will feed on the provisions left for the bee larvae and will eventually attack & kill the bee larvae.

Habitat:

Midwestern U.S. + Georgia, & Alabama. Meadows, open fields, gardens.

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5 Comments

Small Wonders
Small Wonders 8 years ago

Thank you Maria :)

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

beautiful!

Small Wonders
Small Wonders 8 years ago

Thank you Isabella & Alice!

IsabellaFiers
IsabellaFiers 8 years ago

Very nice !!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

Lovely detail!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Spotted on Jun 20, 2012
Submitted on Jun 21, 2012

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