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Old 22nd of April 2012 (Sun)   #1
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Default Parasitic conopid fly of bumble bees

... called Sicus ferrugineus appeared in the garden today.

Its a weird looking fly and this one I believe is fairly newly emerged as the face hasnt quite filled out properly yet. I have only seen one of these once before in our garden about two years ago.

I think they have that 'creepy' look about them that they mean harm to something innocent lol.





view from the top just for into


and if you want to know what its face looks like once it has matured, here is the link to a previous one
http://lindabuckell.zenfolio.com/p715289183/e25802eef

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Old 22nd of April 2012 (Sun)   #2
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wow, stunning detail
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Wonderful captures Linda. Quite amazing watching these flies in action.
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Default Re: Parasitic conopid fly of bumble bees

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wow, stunning detail
Many thanks for your kind comment Rick, its much appreciated

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Wonderful captures Linda. Quite amazing watching these flies in action.
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Thanks Brian - I have never 'seen one in action' - what do they do then?

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Great captures, Linda. Ugly fly
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Super captures of a very creepy individual.
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Super captures of a very creepy individual.

Many thanks Kurt and Snowyman (whats your first name then lol). Yeah, it is creepy isnt it.

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Great colour and detail, very vivid shots.
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Wonderful work Linda, very sharp.

Does look a bit unpleasant, reminds me of the Alien slightly.
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Lovely shots, loved the colour, clarity and comp.

Thanks for sharing them Linda.
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Wonderful work Linda, very sharp.

Does look a bit unpleasant, reminds me of the Alien slightly.
Many thanks for your kind comments Lester, much appreciated.


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Lovely shots, loved the colour, clarity and comp.

Thanks for sharing them Linda.
Many thanks also Bas for your lovely comments - really appreciate them.

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nice shots, Linda
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