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Bee Fly? - Thevenetimyia funesta - female

Bee Fly? - Thevenetimyia funesta - Female
Bethlehem, New Hampshire, USA
June 20, 2005
Size: 8mm
It's proboscus looks like it might be a bee fly.

This is a good fit for T. funesta, one of three Thevenetimyia species known from eastern North America.

Moved from Thevenetimyia.

T. funesta
Joel, thanks for getting these flies to species.

Thevenetimyia sp.
Members of this genus are probably parasitic on wood boring beetles. They are one of the few bee flies that are found in forested areas (Hemipenthes is another). Males of Thevenetimyia like to hover in dappled sunlight in open areas like trials in the forest.

Forest trails
That's exactly the habitat I found this at. Neal, thanks for the identification, and all the info about these flies.

But that is, in this case the limit of my knowledge.
Gerard Pennards

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