Bees and Flies

Posted Aug 31, 2003
Last Updated Oct 31, 2011

People get easily frightened of bees. While some people have legitimate fears because of severe allergies, there is really little reason to be afraid of bees. Unless you attack them, they'll generally leave you alone.

Well it's something hard to dispell in kids. One of my children is so afraid of bees that he runs from anything that even resembles a bee. There are little striped flies that hover about flowers that mildly resemble bees... and I can't convince him otherwise.

One easy way to tell a bee from a bee-resembling fly is the number of wings on the insect. Bees have two pairs of wings, whereas flies only have one pair.

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Bee pollinating a flower.

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Bee pollinating a flower.

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Bee pollinating a flower.

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Fly pollinating a flower.

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Fly pollinating a flower. Notice that although this creature looks like a bee, it only has a single pair of wings and is actually a fly.

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Flies mating.

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I can't say exactly what these two flies were doing... except that it seemed like a mating session gone bad.


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