Progressive Bee fly ? - Exoprosopa caliptera
Silver lake, Amador County, California, USA
July 5, 2008
I found this colorful fellow at about the 7400 foot elevation lounging on a damp forest trail where there were many frolicking blue Butterflys licking at the fresh minerals . I was amazed how pretty this fairly big fly is . It did not seem interested in bugging people , it seemed content by the feeding Butterflys . Thanks for any help in confirming his i.d.