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Hover fly? - Bombylius major

Hover fly? - Bombylius major
Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
April 11, 2009
Size: 1cm
Seen in fair numbers in ledgy oak glades, though only as individuals per occurrence. Distinctive hovering behavior.

Bombylius major.

Bee fly, actually.
Yes, they do hover. Info on behavior:

Nice shot! Clear wing veins will aid in ID.

FYI, hover flies (syrphids) are generally smaller than your specimen. Often brightly colored, they frequent flowers.

Wonderful. Thank you.

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