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Drone Fly, Heesch, the Netherlands Presumed species. Found in our garden. It was very sluggish, probably near the end of its life. <br />
In dutch it is named the &quot;Blind Bee&quot;. It&#039;s neither a bee nor is it blind. <br />
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In dutch it is named the &quot;Blind Bee&quot;. It&#039;s neither a bee nor is it blind. <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67643/drone_fly_heesch_the_netherlands.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67645/drone_fly_-_face_heesch_the_netherlands.html<br />
With this post I&#039;m at the end of my photo stock, I simply have nothing left :) Eristalis tenax,Europe,Heesch,Netherlands,World" /></a></figure><br />
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In dutch it is named the &quot;Blind Bee&quot;. It&#039;s neither a bee nor is it blind. <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67643/drone_fly_heesch_the_netherlands.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67644/drone_fly_-_closeup_heesch_the_netherlands.html<br />
With this post I&#039;m at the end of my photo stock, I simply have nothing left :) Eristalis tenax,Europe,Heesch,Netherlands,World" /></a></figure><br />
With this post I&#039;m at the end of my photo stock, I simply have nothing left :) Eristalis tenax,Europe,Heesch,Netherlands,World Click/tap to enlarge

Drone Fly, Heesch, the Netherlands

Presumed species. Found in our garden. It was very sluggish, probably near the end of its life.
In dutch it is named the "Blind Bee". It's neither a bee nor is it blind.

Drone Fly - closeup, Heesch, the Netherlands Presumed species. Found in our garden. It was very sluggish, probably near the end of its life. <br />
In dutch it is named the "Blind Bee". It's neither a bee nor is it blind. <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67643/drone_fly_heesch_the_netherlands.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67645/drone_fly_-_face_heesch_the_netherlands.html<br />
With this post I'm at the end of my photo stock, I simply have nothing left :) Eristalis tenax,Europe,Heesch,Netherlands,World

Drone Fly - face, Heesch, the Netherlands Presumed species. Found in our garden. It was very sluggish, probably near the end of its life. <br />
In dutch it is named the "Blind Bee". It's neither a bee nor is it blind. <br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67643/drone_fly_heesch_the_netherlands.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/67644/drone_fly_-_closeup_heesch_the_netherlands.html<br />
With this post I'm at the end of my photo stock, I simply have nothing left :) Eristalis tenax,Europe,Heesch,Netherlands,World

With this post I'm at the end of my photo stock, I simply have nothing left :)

    comments (2)

  1. Love the name "blind bee". It definitely resembles a bee, but the "blind" part is funny considering its huge eyes ;P

    Sad that you are of photos, but you won't be for long!
    Posted 8 months ago
    1. Appearantly "blind" is based on its hairy eyes. It's not really showing on this specimen, but that's what Wikipedia says anyway. Posted 8 months ago

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''Eristalis tenax'' is a European hoverfly, also known as the drone fly . It has been introduced into North America and is widely established.

Similar species: True Flies
Species identified by fchristant
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By fchristant

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Uploaded Oct 12, 2018. Captured Sep 8, 2018 15:16.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/16.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO64
  • 105mm