Tag: fly

Pretty Picture Wednesday

I am still too geeked from the inauguration to write anything (this is a pretty good description of how I feel–total emotional rollercoaster). How about a pretty photo of a moth fly? These tiny little […]

Out Sick

Ugh. Sinus Infection. Antibiotics making me sicker. How about another cute photo of a bee fly to tide you over until I am upright again? (Diptera: Bombyliidae, Bombylius major ) Thanks Maxi Millipede for the […]

Not A Bee: FAIL

See, this is why knowing your bees from bee mimics is important– You don’t want to have a snarky entomologist like me point out that your website about bees is prominently featuring….a syrphid FLY. Not […]

Things that aren’t bees (#3)

Here’s one of my favorite bee mimics–the bee fly, Family Bombyliidae.  These little balls of fuzz are amazing flyers, able to hover at will.  They typically don’t land on a flower while feeding, but hang […]

The Fly: An Opera (?)

Yep, Cronenberg has made his film into an Opera. “The libretto by David Henry Hwang (”M. Butterfly”) has all the elements needed for good opera: a love story, a transformation, tragedy and death, not to […]

No power until Thursday

So, posts will be pretty sparse until then. We were lucky, and all trees missed the house. Lots of our neighbor’s fields, though, are a total wash. On the other hand, we really needed the […]


I have found a new spot to add to my “OMG I Must Go Here” list: The Waitmo Glowworm cave of New Zealand. These insects are a type of midge (fly) (Arachnocampa) that are bioluminescent […]

On the road again

I will be on the road this weekend for a 4H conference up in North Michigan, so enjoy a pretty picture. I’m doing a CSI (Crime Solving Insects) workshop, so how about a shiny blowfly? […]