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Hissing Bees??

Posted: 11/08/2012 at 22:27

i'm guessing this may be unrelated but today i saw a hissing bee (or more likely a stripy bee-like fly) on my walk across moorland on lewis.  i heard the loud eerie hissing sound and eventually deduced it was from this fly/bee.  even weirder it only seemed to hiss when it was still - as soon as it was disturbed the hissing stopped.  perhaps a method to attract mates?  if anyone can tell me what this may be i'd be keen to find out.

more likely to be of relevence to your post though, i came across this:

Hissing in bumblebees: an interspecific defence signal

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