29 July 2005

Bombyliidae: Geron sp.

You know I have a bit of an obsession with bee flies, even ones I haven't seen myself. Here's a cutie I found today. The odonata update is below.

This tiny, hump-backed little bee fly is probably from the genus Geron.


mfophotos said...

NICE PHOTO! I am jealous.

Dope on the Slope said...


What's your camera and lens set-up?

beetle said...

Check out the pics I got of a dragonfly today. They were taken in Clinton Co. MI(just north of Lansing). You could probably even tell me what kind of dragonfly it is.
Nice pics on your blog!

skye580belinda said...
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beetle said...

Thanks for the feedback on my site. I figured the long antennae critter was not a dragonfly. The pic I was referring to was actually several posts ago at this url http://wastedspacewastedtime.blogspot.com/2005/08/dragonfly.html
But I think I've figured out that it's a common pondhawk.
Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

A tardy comment since I just located this blog today: over the period July 14-19 I was in Central Oregon looking at the large number of butterflies I never see in Houston. Our group climbed 1500 feet over the course of a mile of switchback in the old Cascades to reach the top of Iron Mountain. It was cloudy and cool on the ascent with relatively few pollinators, but after lunch our descent in warm sunlight past carpets of wildflowers was accompanied by the loud hum of uncountable wild bees and bee flies. The bee fly species I particularly noticed kept its wings moving even upon nectaring. One bee fly landed on a flower but nevertheless continued to buzz one wing. It was a treat indeed to be there.