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Small Fly - Myopa vicaria

Small Fly - Myopa vicaria
Brighton, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada
April 22, 2008
Size: 1/4 inch +
This fly is covered with pollen from a pussy willow, but I am hoping there is enough showing to help with ID.

Moved from Myopa.

Great picture! It is a Conopi
Great picture! It is a Conopid, genus Myopa. They are parasites of bees.

Thank you Martin.

I would say it is a Myopa vicaria, based on the clouded wing veins. Nice picture. It shows that maybe conopids are important pollinators!