Monday, February 23, 2015

Red Car Property: Not A Mod Bee *Updated

Photo: Diane Edwardson, February 23, 2015.  Sometimes you just capture the odd bee in a close up, but this one seems kind of mod.  It has a rather large yellow & black geometrically shaped head, here, drinking from a non-native, invasive Wild Radish flower.  (Click on photo to enlarge.)
Photo: Diane Edwardson, February 23, 2015.  Even this view is greatly enlarged from a wider shot above the historic viaduct footings. I just happened to catch sight of the odd bee while editing photos.  It only appeared in one frame.

UPDATE February 25, 2015: I'd submitted these photos to What's That Bug?  The Bugman of Mt Washington posted his reply today.  The mod little bug is not a bee, but a Flower Fly.  (I knew it was a bizarre looking bee - it's legs weren't right either.)  Read more on What's That Bug?