RANDY C. ANDERSON
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How To Tell The Difference Between A Fly And A Bee

Fly

Bee

Here are three things to check:

 

WINGS

Bees have two pairs of wings, whereas flies have only one set. Since the fore wings and hind wings of bees are usually connected, they may appear to have only one pair.

 

ANTENNAE

Bees have proportionately long antennae, most flies have very short antennae, with a long bristle called an arista at the tip.

 

EYES

Both have compound eyes that detect movement. That is why it’s hard to hit them with a fly-swatter. But flies have very large eyes that meet at the top of the head on the males. They almost meet on the females.

 

Bees also have pollen baskets on their legs which flies do not have.

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All Images And Content Are ©2016 Randy C. Anderson • All Rights Reserved