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Photo#181531
Bombyliidae - Paravilla cinerea

Bombyliidae - Paravilla cinerea
Picture Rocks, NW of Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
May 4, 2008
Size: 13mm

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Moved
Moved from Paravilla.

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I am pretty sure this is Paravilla cinerea. It is pretty common in the CA deserts. I don't have specimens from that far east but there is no reason to believe it is not found there. It is a large species with mildly patterned wings, a pale abdomen and sometimes that row of dots on the tergum. Good get! It's a new species for the guide.

 
Great
I'll now be looking more closely at all our big bee flies, since you are there to help!

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