Bees and Wasps and Hoverflies

Just when you think you’ve figure out the difference between bees and wasps, along comes a hoverfly to confuse you.

Just when you thought you had figured out the difference between bees…

Bee on goldenrod
Bee on goldenrod

and wasps…

Wasp on goldenrod
Wasp on goldenrod
Wasp on Globe Thistle
Wasp on Globe Thistle

… along comes this hoverfly to confuse you by pretending to be a wasp

Hoverfly on Black-eyed Susan
Hoverfly on Black-eyed Susan