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Deer Fly? - Xenox delila

Deer Fly? - Xenox delila
Tulare County, California, USA
August 10, 2007
Size: 1"
found this guy along the Kings River in Kings Canyon NP (adjacent to Yosemite) in Sierra Nevada mtns.

Moved from Xenox.

Xenox delila
This is X. delila, based on wing pattern. Unlike other Xenox species, the spot at the base of cell m3 is not connected to the more basal spots.

Moved from Bee Flies.

This is undoubtely Bombyliidae fly. Perhaps Xenox sp. :)

Bee fly
Clear shot of distinctive wing pattern should aid ID. You might want to start here:

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