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Is this a bee, fly or moth? - Milesia virginiensis

Is this a bee, fly or moth? - Milesia virginiensis
Greenville County, South Carolina, USA
October 10, 2008
Size: 1.5"
It flew and sounded like a bee. I didn't see a stinger, but I didn't get that close either. I almost stepped on it and it just flew to the other side of my foot. Very pretty, I just don't know what it is and if I should be concerned. Oh, and was without noticable fur/hair, looked rather shinny.

I cropped your image...
to make it easier to see.

Please see Yellowjacket Hover Fly (Milesia virginiensis)



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Welcome to BugGuide!

This is a Hover fly in the fa
This is a Hover fly in the family Syrphidae, they mimic wasps

 
Wasp
Thanks guys! I now have a bit of new knowledge to share. ;) I tried cropping it last night, but my PhotoBucket kept freezing on me.

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