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Susan Wise-Eagle & D. Sikes

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Can you tell which is the fly and which is the bee? Criorhina bubulcus (left) is a bumble bee mimic (a fly in disguise). This one was spotted in Wrangell, Alaska. Right: an actual bumble bee from the Aleutians.
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Flowering plants