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Fly mimicking a bumble bee? - Megachile centuncularis - female

Fly mimicking a bumble bee? - Megachile centuncularis - Female
Seattle waterfront, King County, Washington, USA
July 8, 2009
Size: 10 mm
Appears to be a large fly mimicking a bumble bee.

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Moved from ID Request.

Megachile female
looks like Megachile centuncularis

Note black erect hairs on T6 contrasting with orange scopa

Looks like a Leaf-cutting or Resin Bee
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More info here:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/7751

 
These can look like flies.
Usually, the fly's mimicking the bee, but sometimes it happens the other way around. I spent a couple days trying to find a "yellow bellied fly" feeding, only to discover it was a pollen-coated bee.

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