To see a list of the flies, bees and wasps that are included in this gallery
The images in this photo gallery reveal some small but beautiful creatures, flies, bees and wasps, that are often ignored or seen merely as insect pests.
The fear of being stung and the misconception that flies do nothing other than spread diseases means that these flying insects are often despised and eradicated with a well-aimed fly swatter or dosed with a spray of poison. Each of these little creatures plays an important role in the environment however, and all are valuable members of the wildlife community within a healthy and balanced ecosystem. Some play a role as pollinators of plants, others produce honey, and all are food for predators – for birds, reptiles and frogs.
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