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Usiinae...Oligodranes? - Apolysis - male

Usiinae...Oligodranes? - Apolysis - Male
At ~9,300 ft, off White Mountain Rd, Inyo National Forest, Inyo County, California, USA
July 25, 2008
Size: Body ~5mm, proboscis ~3mm
Note that the discal and 2nd posterior cells of the wings are distinct (i.e. separated by a cross-vein). This character would lead to genus Oligodranes in the old treatments of Cole(1) and Hull(2). But in the current circumscription, North American bee flies formerly in Oligodranes have apparently been moved to Apolysis. Beyond geography, I'm unaware of what determines this revamped placement. I presume it's subtle. But if not, and anyone knows, please share.

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