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    Who is this,.... 'hairy monster'? I took this photo many years ago and always liked it; it is in black@white though. It 'probably' catches honeybees on occasion.

    http://i310.photobucket.com/albums/k...uglerIN1_1.jpg
    Last edited by Oldbee; 12-06-2008 at 07:56 PM.

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    Strange? I posted an answer yesterday and it disappeared...

    Is it a spider?

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    Wink

    No, not a spider. It is an insect. I realize now it doesn't show very much and is in black and white; SORRY, I just couldn't resist putting it on here. I'll show a good photo a little later. The different species vary to about 1/2 inch to an inch in length, in NA. anyway.

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    Neat photo

    resembles a praying mantis
    Dan

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    Bald-faced hornet?

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    Great photo! I think the B&W adds a lot to the impact.
    “The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams.” -Henry David Thoreau

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    Thanks, Hobie. I was using black@white film in 1970 or so, while 'practising' with my new camera [Nikon].

    The photo doesn't show enough to be fair. It is a Robber Fly,.. [family, Asilidae].

    Here is a nicer photo: http://www.cirrusimage.com/Flies_rob...ertebratus.htm

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    Cool picture! Yeah, it just screams robber fly! (I figured it out before I saw your answer )

    Too hairy-faced to be a bald-faced hornet ...

    Rick

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    Aahhh well, can't win them all. . .

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    Default I know

    Hillary Clinton

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    Quote Originally Posted by d.asly View Post
    Hillary Clinton
    Sorry, Too hairy-faced to be a bald-faced liar...

    <disclaimer: not trying to start a pre-christmas honeybee withdrawal fueled political flame war, just can't resist a zinger>

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    I keep trying to stump my brother-in-law (an entomologist) with these posted pictures, and so far he has nailed every one! Handy guy to know for bugs and fungus, but you end up with some mighty odd holilday conversations!
    “The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams.” -Henry David Thoreau

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    Robber fly

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