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Fly 9 - Exoprosopa butleri

Fly 9 - Exoprosopa butleri
Vail, Pima County, Arizona, USA
May 6, 2007

Moved from Exoprosopa.

Moved from Bee Flies.

Nice photo!
I think this is another bee fly, and it is a pretty good match to Exoprosopa doris, which can be found in AZ. Here is one similar photo:

Hopefully an expert will comment.

ID: Exoprosopa butleri
This is indeed superficially similar to E doris. Note the closed and stalked first posterior cell in butleri. Only a half dozen or so other US species have this feature.

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