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Is this a dead Hover fly, or something else? - Laphria ventralis

Is this a dead Hover fly, or something else? - Laphria ventralis
Monte Rio, Sonoma County, California, USA
July 27, 2015

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Robber Fly!
Kazooze, your fly looks like a Robber Fly. They all have that type of a hairy face, just above the mouth. Here is a Pritchardomyia vespoides that may be closely related to yours, from your state:


Good Luck!

 
Robber, not Hover
Thanks, Bob...I often have difficulty ID-ing the difference between a Hover (my favorite) fly and a Robber fly. Guess I'll have to do more research...

Suzie

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