Bee flies

Flies in the family Bombyliidae (also called “bee flies”) are common visitors to C. virginica. While foraging, these flies hover over the flowers, drinking nectar through their long proboscis. They are brown, furry, and have only one set of wings.

Bee fly (Bombylius sp.) on Claytonia virginica


Bee fly (Bombylius sp.) on Claytonia virginica

Bee fly (Bombylius sp.) on Claytonia virginica