Wednesday, October 12, 2011

No this is not a bee. This is a beefly. There are at least 3 species of beeflies that are currently in our prairie using the last of the blooming flowers-the New England Asters, frost aster, sky-blue aster, and Stiff Goldenrods as food. Notice the wings are held like a fly and not as a bee does(bees hold their wind folder back-see next picture.)