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Bee Fly? - Anthrax argyropygus

Bee Fly? - Anthrax argyropygus
Doddridge County, West Virginia, USA
August 3, 2008
I think this is a Bee Fly, possibly Anthrax sp? It was very small and was resting on Butterfly Bush buds for a size comparison.

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Moved
This is A. argyropygus. The wing pattern is distinctive for this species.

Moved from Bee Flies.

 
Thank you Joel
...for the confirmation. This is actually the species I thought it matched because of the wing pattern. A new data point for WV in the guide, and the third Bee Fly I've added in the last week.

It's a bee fly, but that seems to be as far as I can take it.
Hemipenthes and Thyridanthrax are a couple more possibilities.

This one looks familiar and, if I place it, I'll be back in touch.

(Written later) Based on wing shape, I'm pretty sure it is Anthrax.

 
LOL, you are ahead of me Ron...
I decided to upload the other close-up of the wing. Still Anthrax? I suspect we need an expert on this one, but based on others in the guide I still feel Anthrax is the correct placement.

 
I got so far ahead of you...
that I wound up where you started. LOL! Yes, expert help is in order. But at least we have something to do until the doctor comes.

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