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Beeish fly - Criorhina nigriventris - female

Beeish fly - Criorhina nigriventris - Female
Massachusetts, USA
April 22, 2004

The eye-gap is wide. = ♀

Moved from Criorhina caudata.

Not Criorhina caudata
Criorhina caudata is limited to the West coast only. This is Criorhina nigriventris.

Moved from Criorhina.

Looks like
a robber fly. Maybe something in Mallaphora or Laphria.

Not asilid, but a syrphid.
There are lots of bee-mimic syrphid flies (family Syrphidae), and this is one of them. Just not sure which genus to point you to. Stay tuned for comments from Martin Hauser and other fly experts here.

It looks like Criorhina caudata.

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