What is this??
Location: tillsonburg, ON Canada
August 11, 2010 5:46 pm
We have noticed a couple of these very large creatures in our yard lately – they dont seem agressive but we have children and since they are about half the size of my thumb I wish they’d vacate 🙂 They are very large bodied and are black with white spots…any idea what they are?? Strange looking overgrown deer/horse flies??
Curious in Canada
Dear Curious in Canada,
The Tiger Bee Fly you have photographed is a harmless pollinator and you have nothing to fear from it.
Boy thats great to hear — never seen such a large fly!!
Mrs. Moy Harries