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Photo#266614
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.

ID
Bombylius major.

Bee fly, actually.
Yes, they do hover. Info on behavior: http://nathistoc.bio.uci.edu/diptera/Behavior.htm

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.

 
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