Nature notes and photos from BC, Canada, mostly in the Lower Fraser Valley, Bella Coola, and Vancouver Island.
i'm going to guess a bee of some sort...
sorry, got me - a spider maybe?
I haven't a clue. I only know I'm glad it wasn't staring at ME!
Well, it's got wings. Can't see how many but the abdomen looks decidedly fly-like. My guess is some kind of Calliphorid (Blowfly)?
Just noticed it has what look like halteres. Definately a fly of some sort!
And Dawn (on Twitter; @DawnFine) said it may be a "Hairy Butt Spider".Check the next post.
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