Saturday, 24 April 2010

no flies on our lichen

the bee like fly on our guardian lion is (probably) the drone fly, a large hive bee mimic.

It was very attracted to the lion for some reason, possibly to do with the lichens growing on the stone.


  1. Have been enjoying this
    which I found from a link on your blog somewhere, or maybe a link to a link. But jolly interesting all the same.

  2. Your lion looks stoic as he allows the fly to examine his face! I feel like I should expect any minute he'll be batting it away! :0)