Bee Fly
Genus Systoechus

bee fly
This Bee Fly sports a very long snout that aids it in obtaining nectar. It also has that soft, velvety look to its
hair that makes me want to pet it.  I think it should have been called the Honey Bee Fly because of its rich
golden color and docile personality.  You can read more about the bee fly family on a great website by the
University of  Minnesota called  "The Insects of Cedar Creek" .  © Carol Davis, 7-26-2009

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