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Mystery Bug Answers
Mystery Picture #71
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.
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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