Green Critter On White Cone Flower

Friday, September 14, 2012

Green Critter

I don't know what to call this little critter with its green back. Is it a bee or is it a hover fly? It sure was a fascinating critter to watch though. Its legs were covered with orange pollen, and I just love that green color upper body.

Soaking In
Hopefully someone out there knows what this critter is called and tell me. Is it a green hover fly or is it something totally different. Whatever it is, all critters big and small deserved to be featured and seen.

Have a fantastic weekend..

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22 comments:

  1. whatever it is, it looks so lovely and unique! and really so absorbed at what it's doing...must be enjoying the sweetness so much! wonderfully captured as always :-)

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  2. Icy, these are two stunning shots. I don't know what he is but he sure is a colorful little guy. You've captured his so perfectly.

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  3. Stunning ... breathtaking ... perfect pictures .....
    Best regards, Karin

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  4. Gorgeous pictures! He's certainly doing his part in pollinating the flowers, whatever he is!

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  5. Whatever he is, he is color-coordinated nicely with the coneflower. :)

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  6. I have no idea what that is, but I love your white cone flowers. I've had some White Swan Echinacea seeds for a long time and have not yet had the chance to plant them. They're lovely. :)

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  7. Cool looking insect. I like the pollen covered legs. Great photos.

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  8. I'm afraid I don't know what it is, but those are fantastic shots! :)

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  9. The little critter almost blends in with the flower. Great Shot.
    Happy Sunday!

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  10. Wow, spectacular macros & I always consider it a plus when I get an
    insect of some kind on a flower. It does mean dodging bees, at times.

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  11. Very well done! Great post! Could it be a horse fly?

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  12. I have seen these insects before and have been amazed at their stunning color. You have captured it and the flower so beautifully. I hope there's an entomologist around to let us know who "he/she" really is.

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  13. Wow, lucky you to get this shot! I think it´s a green bee, abeja verde metalica. What a beauty!

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  14. Lovely shot, Icy and I think you are right. It looks like a hover fly.

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  15. Beautiful macro capture! I love white flowers when surrounded by green.

    Beyond the Dog Dish

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