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Blue/green Syrfid Fly  ?? - Lasioglossum - female

Blue/green Syrfid Fly ?? - Lasioglossum - Female
Skull Valley, AZ, USA (WSW of Prescott 10 miles), Yavapai County, Arizona, USA
March 31, 2007
Size: est 1/2"

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Blue/green Syrfid Fly  ?? - Lasioglossum - female Blue/green Syrfid Fly  ?? - Lasioglossum - female

Moved
Moved from Lasioglossum.

Lasioglossum (Dialictus)
female

more like a blue/green wasp..
more like a blue/green wasp... I'm not particularly good with these Apoid types... we'll have to wait til an expert stops by to comment

 
Thanks Joe!
I still haven't got it figured out how to tell the difference between Flies, Wasps & Bees!?

 
2 tips in this photo..
2 tips in this photo..

1) the incision on the margin of the wing... indicates 2 pairs of wings... i.e. not diptera

2) the antennal length is not something you'll find in syrphidae... they could be confused with the more primitive flies (nemotocera), but no nemotocerans look like this

 
bee
i believe in this case you have a bee, however, i am not at all good with bees...

 
oops... thanks for catching t
oops... thanks for catching that... Apoidea are bees, not wasps

 
Thanks for the help w ID
John, ,Joe & Edward

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