I love this time for year for many things, including the crab apple blossom that attracts a rather nice little seasonal character, bombylius major, the bee-fly. I am perhaps slightly ridiculously fond of this little furry fly. I did a post about it this time last year and you can see more images of it there. These are three new ones, snapped in my garden this afternoon.
There’s just something about its little round, furry body, and the way it hovers… well, I am a ‘bug lady’ after all.
Come on admit it, it is cute.
What a great little insect! You captured it very well. Fantastic job!
I have very ambivalent feelings towards the bee fly. Yes it’s cute and fluffy but its also a parasite of my favourite insect, the bees.
Yes, ’tis quite cute…..
Lovely shots! It is kinda cute, still prefer the black & yellow of buzzy bees though! 🙂
It is a lovely creature