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Fly - Merodon equestris

Fly - Merodon equestris
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
June 2, 2003
Any ID on this Bee Fly?

Yes, Merodon equestris var. flavicans
Yes, this is a Merodon allright.
It is a male, and it should be Merodon equestris, because it is the only species of this genus in the USA.
In europe this species has about 6 different color patterns, and this one would be known as Merodon equestris var. flavicans.
This last name because it seems to be yellow haired everywhere.
Greetings,
Gerard Pennards

Meredon equestris?
Definitely a syrphid, reminds me of the Narcissus bulb fly, Meredon equestris.

 
Hmm
I cannot really make out the flange on the hind femur but the tibial spur might fit.

Paul

http://www.diptera.info

Well...
I looks to me your bee fly is actually a syrphid fly. It reminds me of European Criorhina but I have not got the foggiest of what kind of similar flies occur in the Nearctic.

Paul

http://www.diptera.info

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