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Bee fly with yellow & black thorax stripes, fuzzy yellow-then-black abdomen, fuzzy black proboscis, grey wings. black eyes  - Lepidophora lutea

Bee fly with yellow & black thorax stripes, fuzzy yellow-then-black abdomen, fuzzy black proboscis, grey wings. black eyes - Lepidophora lutea
Burnstown, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada
July 29, 2016
Size: ~ 1 cm in body
First and only one I've seen. On vegetation in a clearling beside a mixed deciduous/white pine bush.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

scaley bee fly?
I don't know flies so wait for an expert but it seems similar to this:

Lepidophora lutea…
See reference here.

 
Thanks... that does look righ
Thanks... that does look right. A fly that's a bee-mimic that's a moth mimic ...and as also pointed out, a mega-mosquito too!!

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