Subject: Is this a honey bee?
Location: Niantic,CT
November 1, 2012 3:02 pm
I see these in a field behind where I work in SE Connecticut. I assume it is a bee but can’t find anything that looks like it online and in guides. Thanks
Signature: scott knecht

Drone Fly

Hi Scott,
This Drone Fly is a convincing mimic of a male Honey Bee.  See BugGuide for a comparison photo.  The aquatic larva is known as a Rat-Tailed Maggot.

Location: Connecticut

One Response to Drone Fly

  1. DS M says:

    I found the rat-tailed maggot in Arlington, TX

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