Green Critter On White Cone Flower

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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Zenserly September 14, 2012 10:33 am  

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 :-)

Joanne Olivieri September 14, 2012 2:33 pm  

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.

Karin M. September 14, 2012 4:54 pm  

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

Liam September 15, 2012 9:34 am  

Very interesting photos!

A Colorful World September 15, 2012 10:16 am  

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

Anonymous,  September 15, 2012 10:29 am  

Superb close-up shots!

Nancy C September 15, 2012 11:50 am  

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

JennyC September 15, 2012 11:59 am  

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. :)

eileeninmd September 15, 2012 12:14 pm  

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

Nikki-ann September 15, 2012 2:58 pm  

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

Anonymous,  September 15, 2012 9:57 pm  

what a colorful lil guy! =)

Lighthousegal September 16, 2012 1:32 am  

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

RNSANE September 16, 2012 6:00 am  

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.

Rosemary Aubut September 16, 2012 8:07 am  

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

Diane | An Extraordinary Day September 16, 2012 9:56 am  

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.

Mr Paul September 16, 2012 3:56 pm  

What an incredible colour and a fantastic photo.

Pia September 17, 2012 1:52 pm  

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

Unknown September 17, 2012 5:50 pm  

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

Beyond the Dog Dish September 21, 2012 12:53 pm  

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

Beyond the Dog Dish

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