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Insects and pests

Hover Flies may Look Like Bees but are Beneficial Flies

Originally published by Sandra Mason on 09/26/2014 What's black and yellow and feared all over? It's a bee. It's a wasp. No, it's a hover fly? We, along with most other creatures, are programed to fear anything with black and yellow coloration. Some creatures such as hover flies take advantage of our learned response by mimicking the feared stinging creatures. Although there are numerous species of flies in this group most hover flies are about a quarter inch long with black and...
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