Tiger Bee Fly

Subject:  Tiger Bee Fly
Geographic location of the bug:  Campbell, Ohio
Date: 08/02/2021
Time: 11:31 PM EDT
Gentle Readers,
When Daniel first arrived in Ohio two weeks ago and he began working in the garden, he encountered a massive Tiger Bee Fly in the garage buzzing around the window.  Daniel tried to rescue it because of the large web building spider (OK he will figure out what they are before he leaved Ohio in two more weeks)  with the sheet web that will run out from its lair if anything falls into its dusty web.  Daniel eventually caught the Tiger Bee Fly in his hands and released it.  When he saw one later in the day, he liked fantasizing that it was the same individual he rescued. 

Tiger Bee Fly

The Tiger Bee Fly likes sunning on the south facing bricks and this morning it allowed Daniel to get really close to just watch it as it basked in the sun on the wreath on the front door.


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