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Lepidophora lutea (cf), a hunchback bee fly or scaly bee fly - Lepidophora lutea

Lepidophora lutea (cf), a hunchback bee fly or scaly bee fly - Lepidophora lutea
Bear Meadows Natural Area, Centre County, Pennsylvania, USA
July 20, 2018
Feeding on Erigeron strigosus (known as prairie fleabane, daisy fleabane or rough fleabane).

Habitat a dirt forest road edged with abundant flowering plants that passes through a high elevation boggy wetland dominated by leatherleaf, sedges, sphagnum and highbush blueberry. Adjacent forest mixed hemlock and deciduous northern hardwoods.

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Lepidophora lutea (cf), a hunchback bee fly or scaly bee fly - Lepidophora lutea Lepidophora lutea (cf), a hunchback bee fly or scaly bee fly - Lepidophora lutea