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Insect menagerie Jardin des Plantes-fly mimicking bee on orange and yellow flowers

Jardin des Plantes – bee in pink 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….