Unique Bee Spotted in Kilome

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You are all familiar with the honey bee with a yellow bum(abdomen) with black stripes, that’s why these two bees above look similar.
Looking at them separately shows two DISTINCTIVELY different species as below

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The left one is the common honey bee with hairy abdomen and black eyes

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The one in the right has a Shelled abdomen and stripped eyes.

*Anyone with an idea which species it is?
Or does it join the list of scientifically unidentified species from Kilome otherwise referred to as new world species!

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©Muoki Kioko 2009-2013
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  1. Hi Muoki,
    This is a great capture. The other “bee” is not a bee but actually a Hoverfly and they mimic bees to avoid predation.

    • Thanks Martha for this response on the post! Who predates this fly?

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