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Toxomerus marginatus

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Toxomerus marginatus Bee Fly on Prairie Fleabane Daisy 4770

Toxomerus marginatus is the scientific name of this tiny bee fly that you see on the flower head of a prairie fleabane daisy, Erigeron modestus. When I say tiny, I mean tiny, at most a quarter of an inch (6mm).

Today’s double portrait is from February 11 at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Written by Steve Schwartzman

February 23, 2016 at 5:04 AM

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