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A Bee or not a Bee?

Syrphid flies have evolved to resemble bees and wasps with their yellow and black striped bodies, giving them protection against potential predators.

However, upon closer inspection, you'll notice their distinct differences, like their hover-like flight pattern and different antennae.

While syrphid flies may resemble their stinging counterparts, they are harmless and play an essential role as pollinators. Just like bees and butterflies, they flit from flower to flower, collecting and transferring pollen, contributing to the reproduction of numerous plant species. They are unsung heroes of pollination!

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