Credit to from @nikonasia
- Bee mimics are other insects that resemble bees. This is called Batesian mimicry, in which an edible animal is protected by its resemblance to one avoided by predators. @farshad_photography
captured a perfect example of this fly that looks much like a bee. To tell the difference, first observe the wings; bees have four wings whereas flies only have two. The other tell-tale sign is the antennae, bees have elbowed antenna whereas flies have short stubby or hair-like antennae.
If you’ve encountered any form of mimicry, share your picture with us by tagging it with #NikonAsia
Photographed with a #Nikon #D5100
and the AF-S DX #NIKKOR
18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II with an extension tube.
ISO 200 | f/5.6 |1/250s - #regrann