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A bee to ID. - Merodon equestris

A bee to ID. - Merodon equestris
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
May 6, 2005
Size: 5/8th inch
A colorful bee not many insects active as its dull. ID would be helpful, thanks.

Not a bee
Looks like a type of Syrphid fly...

I agree.
Looks like an adult of the narcissus bulb fly, Merodon equestris, though there are similar species in other genera.