I’ve always been endlessly fascinated by all the little bugs in my yard, flitting about on their mysterious bug business. Now that I can get close-up pictures of them I feel like a new window has opened upon their world. That’s how I discovered how wrong I was about which weed they would like. What they love is daisy fleabane. The first thing I wanted to know was whether any of them were bees.
Another fly, I’m pretty sure.
Those are beelike colors, but it holds its wings out like a fly.
Update: These are both Syrphid flies in genus Sphaerophoria.
No, that’s a syrphid fly, and but it’s really good at fooling me into thinking it’s a bumbleebee.
Update: It’s a Narcissus Bulb Fly.
Is this a bee?
Yes! Such a tiny bee, but check out her pollen bags.
I wonder what it is.
Update: I believe it’s a small sweat bee, Halictus ligatus.