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Bee-fly female laying eggs I spotted this female laying eggs while a few other males were hovering around as though they were waiting for her to be done or protecting her. Either way it was a pretty spectacular spot and capture.<br />
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Different angle: <figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/79598/bee-fly_eggs_ii.html" title="Bee-fly eggs II"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2428/79598_thumb.JPG?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1594857610&Signature=bki1S4Fz%2BqhAV4xO5RIOoqFlViw%3D" width="102" height="152" alt="Bee-fly eggs II A different angle Geotagged,Palpada pusilla,Spring,United States" /></a></figure> Geotagged,Palpada pusilla,Spring,United States Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Bee-fly female laying eggs

I spotted this female laying eggs while a few other males were hovering around as though they were waiting for her to be done or protecting her. Either way it was a pretty spectacular spot and capture.

Different angle:

Bee-fly eggs II A different angle Geotagged,Palpada pusilla,Spring,United States

    comments (4)

  1. That's a really cool scene! I've never seen a photo of the process itself. Posted one year ago
    1. Pretty crazy, right?? Posted one year ago
      1. Yes, it's wonderful to see the size comparison between the fly and eggs, really puts it into perspective. Nice timing! Posted one year ago
  2. Awesome capture! You're so lucky to have seen it! Posted one year ago

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''Palpada pusilla'' is a species of syrphid fly in the family Syrphidae.

Similar species: True Flies
Species identified by Stephen Philips
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By Stephen Philips

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Uploaded May 26, 2019. Captured May 25, 2019 18:17 in Catalina, AZ 85739, USA.
  • Canon EOS 5DS R
  • f/13.0
  • 1/197s
  • ISO200
  • 65mm