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    What is this insect?

    Most days when I get home from work (about 6:15 pm), there is what appears to be a bee in my front yard. There is only one, it is always in the same place, hovering 2-3 feet from a tree, facing the tree. It moves around a little bit but not more than one or two feet, and it is always facing the tree and on the same side of it. It is a little bit bigger than a honeybee and is the same basic shape, but I have never seen a honeybee behave this way. It isn't always there but when it is, I have not seen it do anything other than what I have described.

    What is it, and what is it doing?
    Curiosity never hurt anyone. It was stupidity that killed the cat.

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    Hoverfly? (For obvious reasons)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faber View Post
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    Hoverfly? (For obvious reasons)
    That's a wannabee if i ever saw one.

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    baby bumblebee?

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    There are no flowers nearby. I haven't seen it in a while, but it did look like it was guarding something rather than looking for something.
    Curiosity never hurt anyone. It was stupidity that killed the cat.

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