139. The Push Me Pull You

by Jon Laysell April. 04, 2009 6172 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, 1 month ago

Thanks for the back date! Still weird!

4 years, 1 month ago Edited
Ricardo 7 years, 11 months ago

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

7 years, 11 months ago Edited
Zseezsee 8 years, 1 month ago

Fantastic!

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Paul 8 years, 1 month ago

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

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Susan 8 years, 1 month ago

Red button for me. Great title and macros!

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Gonia 8 years, 1 month ago

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

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Jet28 8 years, 1 month ago

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

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
David Cardona 8 years, 1 month ago

Amazing!

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Mehdi Saharkhiz 8 years, 1 month ago

great macro

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Susan Jane 8 years, 1 month ago

Great Macro!

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Brian 8 years, 1 month ago

Very cool Macros. Excellent.

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 8 years, 1 month ago

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

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Kimkadabra 8 years, 1 month 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, 1 month ago Edited
Marsha 8 years, 1 month ago

Very strange-looking, indeed!!

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Stefan Fletcher 8 years, 1 month 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, 1 month ago Edited
Ricardo 8 years, 1 month 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, 1 month ago Edited
Nikoleta Mladenova 8 years, 1 month ago

Very nice!

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
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