two more views of Merodon?

February 7, 2010
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Categories: Bulb Fly, Diseases and Pests

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The final two shots from that “sitting”. Then I went and got a jar, and thought I had him/her, but nope, he dropped and got away. m

3 responses to “two more views of Merodon?”

  1. Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio Mary Lou Gripshover says:

    Looks like a bumble bee of some sort to me, Melissa. Look in the Judges’ Handbook at the photo of the fly. It doesn’t have the 2 long feelers in the front.
    Mary Lou

  2. Donna Dietsch says:
    Melissa,
    Bulb flies don’t have yellow on them, either.  Since you are just at the start of your season, the bulb flies should not be out yet.  They come out at the end of the season.  This looks like a bee, as Mary Lou said.
    That said, keep an eye out, especially when you have just purchased a number of new ones.
    Donna

  3. Melissa Reading says:

    Thank goodness, and thank you Mary Lou. Melissa
    At 09:38 PM 2/7/2010, Mary Lou Gripshover wrote: