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Flies Blow Bubbles, Bees Too
Stephen
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Posted on 26-10-2006 00:03
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Since fly bubble-blowing has been a topic of interest here, I thought I would post my image from July showing a metallic bee blowing a bubble. Presumably the reasons for bee bubble blowing would be the same as for Diptera?
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I think bees are supposed to do this to help evaporate water to concentrate the nectar. Not sure it's the same reason flies do it but seems extremely likely to me.
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