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Jardin des Plantes - bee in yellow flowers - or is it a bee mimic? The wings were too fast to see.

Insect menagerie – Jardin des Plantes – bee or is it a fly in yellow flowers “Bee tongues are proportional to body size” Ecology Society of America (http://www.esa.org/esablog/research/for-bees-and-flowers-tongue-size-matters/) http://www.mnhn.fr/fr Museum national d’Histoire Naturelle
http://beespotter.mste.illinois.edu/topics/mimics/ http://beespotter.mste.illinois.edu/topics/mimics/ – two simple ways to tell a fly mimic from a bee….