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Not a Bumblebee

Observed: 29th June 2013 By: AmadanAmadan’s reputation in InvertebratesAmadan’s reputation in InvertebratesAmadan’s reputation in InvertebratesAmadan’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Not a good photo, and I wasn't able to take another before it flew off. Initially thought to be a Bumblebee, title changed after correct identification.

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That just shows

What happens when you form an early opinion (bumblebee), and no matter how the evidence fails to fit, you persist with it.
Apparently, a plane once flew into a mountain because the pilot convinced himself that the altimeter was wrong. Mounting evidence (such as goats looking down at him) was ignored because he was so sure he was right, until...
Thanks, Chris!