University of Kentucky Department of Entomology

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Mystery Picture #71

Mystery Picture #71

B. Newton, University of Kentucky Entomology B. Newton, University of Kentucky Entomology
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Novice

This creature is often called a "ladybug," but it is really a type of beetle. Other names include "lady beetle" and "ladybird beetle."  Read more about them in the Kentucky Critter Files: Lady Beetles.


Expert

This creature looks very much like a bumble bee, but it is actually a kind of predatory fly called a robber fly.  There are many types of robber flies, and the one pictured here mimics a bumble bee.  Read more about robber flies in the Kentucky Critter Files: Robber Flies


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