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19 July 2007. Mavaglia (Tessin), Switzerland. The stacked firewood was heavily infested with woodboring insects. These produced lots of wood frass, visible as the fine wood-dust accumulated on the bark in the top photograph. The bee-fly was tapping the tip of her abdomen into the frass, a behaviour similar to that of other beeflies - but normally the material is sand, not wood frass! The functional significance of this behaviour is obscure, of course, but might it be to camouflage the odour of the eggs to be oviposited in the nest of the host??

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08.08.20 14:31
ah ok ! I didn't knew oops !

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Ok... lower case naming for images.. understood,Lothar

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I uploadad a jpg, but it is not visible in the thread...Lothar

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cannot upload photos, it says wrong name. can someone please explain the exact procedure and the does and donts?

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Hi, apologies but also can't get photos to load. They are jpg, <300K, no spaces in names. Help? Smile

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