139. The Push Me Pull You

by Jarvo Laysell April. 04, 2009 6197 views

This couple of bugs were actually flying along like this. I have two questions about this set.

1. What are they? I think they are bee-flies (i.e. flies that look like bees). If so (or even if not), the most common variety in the UK is Bombylius Major. However I'm no expert, so if anyone knows better I'd be pleased to know.

2. What are they doing? Press the red button on your remote, if you think spring is in the air and they are feeling a little fruity. Press your green button if you think this is the first bout of this season's all-insect sumo championships. If you think it's a rare sighting of Buzz and Budd, the only conjoined-twin bee-flies in Europe, it's yellow. Press blue, if you think it's errr something else.

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Marilyn Grimble 4 years, 4 months ago

Thanks for the back date! Still weird!

4 years, 4 months ago Edited
Ricardo 8 years, 2 months ago

I remember these :D
So we were lucky in find them ;)

8 years, 2 months ago Edited
Zseezsee 8 years, 5 months ago

Fantastic!

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Paul 8 years, 5 months ago

Red button.....and before the watershed!!!!

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Susan 8 years, 5 months ago

Red button for me. Great title and macros!

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Gonia 8 years, 5 months ago

pretty pictures, but I don't like especially these small animals .but you caught super!

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Jet28 8 years, 5 months ago

It's all a mystery to me - great capture!

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
David Cardona 8 years, 5 months ago

Amazing!

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Mehdi Saharkhiz 8 years, 5 months ago

great macro

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Susan Jane 8 years, 5 months ago

Great Macro!

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Brian 8 years, 5 months ago

Very cool Macros. Excellent.

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 8 years, 5 months ago

OMG !! I dont now what they are but I do now that these are GREAT shots !!!

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Kimkadabra 8 years, 5 months ago

Check out this link-[url=http://www.photoblog.com/kimkadabra/2009/04/04/]BeeThing[/url]
As coincidence would have it, I also saw one of these creatures a couple of days ago and got this pic. Probably a victim of GM crops or an experiment gone wrong!

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Marsha 8 years, 5 months ago

Very strange-looking, indeed!!

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Stefan Fletcher 8 years, 5 months ago

Can I call a friend? It worked in Slumdog Millionnaire... I would like to offer a purple button: they're taking the mickey out of humans doing the dance of the dying fly which I recall was all too popular back in the 70's and early 80's.
And I have another question: how did you manage to capture them? They're very impressive macros.

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Ricardo 8 years, 5 months ago

hmm
i dont know what are these!
I know more about plants than insects! its hard to know all their names!
;P
Anyway these are nice!
I've seen one very close to it!

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
Nikoleta Mladenova 8 years, 5 months ago

Very nice!

8 years, 5 months ago Edited
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