When I go out on a photo safari, I am always looking for something strange and unusual to photograph.
Ten days ago, I was out in one of my favorite areas, east of the airport in town, in the bad lands. I was checking on critters flying around and kept seeing a small bright, almost reflective object going from plant to plant. Every time I turned to the object, it was gone again.
Finally, it landed a yellow flower near me (not sure of the flower type) and I got a good look at it and several photos.
It was a Bee Fly, of the Lepidanthrax family.
Only about a quarter of inch long, this little guy looked like he was wrapped in tin foil.
Misty Dawn's Camera Critter Meme is a great way to see critters of all types. Go to the Meme homepage here and check out more entries. Then join the fun and let the world see your critters!