mimic vs bee.jpg

side by side comparison of two bugs that look like bees

mimic vs bee.jpg

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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Susan Wise-Eagle & D. Sikes
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Flowering plants
Pollinators
Wildflowers