poseur? July 18, 2013 / Dr. Denny Wilkins Looks like a wasp. Audubon guide argues it’s a thick-headed fly. Share this:TwitterFacebookRedditPinterestTumblrLinkedInLike this:Like Loading... Related
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Perfect extended abdomen for a wasp. But if really a fly, do you think maybe it’s one of those adaptations where an animal takes on the look of another to keep predators at bay? One butterfly (a tasty one, apparently), has taken on the look of a rather bitter-tasting one (knowing who figures out the flavor of butterflies is beyond my pay grade).
Interesting that you decided to investigate this one. Why?
I looked this one up because all the features are in sharp detail. So I had a chance of figuring its ID. And there are hordes of these damn things in my backyard …
Another beautiful photograph.
Excellent, excellent shot. Doesn’t look like a wasp to me but am no expert. MM
Never mind what it is. Look at the geometry in those wings.