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Bee fly - Bombylius

Bee fly - Bombylius
Fredericton, York County, New Brunswick, Canada
June 7, 2008
Bee fly on pine.

Moved from Bee Flies.

Bombylius atriceps?
Bombylius atriceps?

B. mexicanus?
From a comment by Dwayne Sabine at Birding New Brunswick - Flies HERE:

"... in Canada B. atriceps is only known from Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec, and very few specimens at that. There are 6 specimens in the Canadian National Collection, with the most recent taken in 1965. Of course, absence of evidence is not evidence of absence, so it could occur here. I also wonder if this isn't B. mexicanus, but I've yet to find that species so I'm not all that familiar with it - I'll take a pass on an identification attempt."

This individual may not be identifiable.

There aren't many details to go om here, although the shape looks more like B. mexicanus to me. Perhaps best to leave this unidentified.

Moved from Flies.

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