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The western honey bee or European honey bee (Apis mellifera) is a species of honey bee.
thanks everyone for the discussion. Learned the difference between bees and nee-flies...
The eyes and the antennae are the key Emma. Although it's hard to see the eyes on yours are wrapped and almost meet in the centre and the antennae are tiny. Yours is a fly.
Juan, i agree that Pamsai has a " Honey Bee" Is mine a honey bee/bee fly?
First, is impossible is a fly, this insect has four wings. Second, this IS a honeybee
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/159...Argy, I found one recently confirmed by bug guide as "Bee Fly"
This is a common honeybee
I don't think so Emma. It has the eyes and antennae of the honey bees here - very different to the Bombyliidae. A pity as that would have been maybe more interesting.
Pamsai ,any possibility this is a bee fly?
Spotted on Oct 30, 2012 Submitted on Oct 31, 2012
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