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By Hoverflylover
Taken on a recent trip to Cyprus, this insect had the most amazing buzzing sound from the vibration of its wings, not associated with the normal sound a bee would make. I am not sure technically whether this is a bee or some other type of insect, but its long snout or feeding antanae certainly had the length to penetrate well into the flower. Maybe someone out there knows what type of insect this is.

Tags: Insects Nature Outdoors Bees Wildlife and nature

Voters: CarolG, SUE118, AnnChown and 8 more

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
29 Jun 2012 6:41AM
This is a bee-fly, bombylius major, a very fast-moving critter, and you have done superbly to capture him. A cracking image. Carol

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Hoverflylover 6 42 1 England
29 Jun 2012 6:43AM
Thanks for that Carol, I knew you might be the one to know what it is as you capture so many beautiful insects images yourself.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
29 Jun 2012 9:02AM
Well timed and good details and colour too
Regards Richard
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
29 Jun 2012 4:09PM
Tis a beauty, well done on the on.WinkWink
Leilani 13 29 3 England
29 Jun 2012 11:44PM
Superb capture!!! Great colours and freeze shot of bug. Smile

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