What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: What is this bee?
Location: Sub alpine region of Colorado
July 23, 2017 6:56 am
Hey bugman!
I snapped this photo of a tiny bee about to land on a flower for nectar. I am in Boulder County, CO and this shot was taken at or above 10,000ft. It was mostly black and when it wasn’t zipping around, it would hover.
I’m stumped!
Signature: He with the Bee

Hover Fly

This is not a Bee.  This is a Hover Fly or Flower Fly in the family Syrphidae.  Many harmless members of the family Syrphidae are effective mimics of stinging bees and wasps.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Colorado

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