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Mallota bautias A very cute bee mimic! Geotagged,Mallota bautias,Spring,United States Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

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  1. WOW! Wonderful mimicry! Posted 11 days ago
  2. Very cool! And neat that their larvae live in tree holes. Posted 11 days ago
    1. Oh nice! I didn't know that. Posted 11 days ago
  3. Excellent find and great work on the ID. Found a common name for it, if you didn't know it already: Bare-eyed Bee-mimic Fly. Posted 11 days ago
    1. Thank you! That's a mouthful. We got lucky with this guy; he came right to our door! Posted 11 days ago

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''Mallota bautias'' is a species of hoverfly. It is known for being particularly bee-like. It is found in eastern North America.

Similar species: True Flies
Species identified by FrannySopranny
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By FrannySopranny

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Uploaded Aug 1, 2020. Captured Jun 17, 2020 09:06 in 121 Stecker Mill Rd, Danville, PA 17821, USA.
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6
  • f/11.0
  • 1/128s
  • ISO800
  • 35mm