Saturday, April 24, 2010

no flies on our lichen

the bee like fly on our guardian lion is (probably) the drone fly, a large hive bee mimic.

It was very attracted to the lion for some reason, possibly to do with the lichens growing on the stone.


Anonymous said...

Have been enjoying this
which I found from a link on your blog somewhere, or maybe a link to a link. But jolly interesting all the same.

Tara said...

Your lion looks stoic as he allows the fly to examine his face! I feel like I should expect any minute he'll be batting it away! :0)