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Soldier Flies are very smooth and colored animals that resemble bees. Additionally these animals are expert fliers like bees. They have great speed and agility in the air similar to bees. They are also able to hover in one spot then fly away in a flash. Furthermore, they are able to fly to one side or even backward. However, unlike bees, they are unsuitable for pollen-collecting.

Photo Courtesy of: Peter Chew

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