Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area

I recently started following the Spur Cross Ranch Conservation area facebook page.  They have a great photo stream.  My favorites have been images captured by their Critter Cam.

Today, they shared the following photo with the following explanation:

spur cross ranch conservation area photo“Ranger Kevin wanted to share this photo he took of a robber fly making a meal of a honeybee. There are many species of robber flies in the Sonoran Desert and most of them appear quite different than this fly, with long tapering abdomens. They all have stout spiny legs and a moustache of bristles on the face. This species mimics the bumble bee and this enables it to get closer to its prey without being noticed.”

I love to learn something new everyday.

If this sort of thing interests you, why not consider liking their facebook page.

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