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Bumble Bee - Volucella bombylans-complex

Bumble Bee - Volucella bombylans-complex
Acadieville, New Brunswick, Canada
May 28, 2009
I've never seen a bumble bee with feathered antanae like this... help with ID please.

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it's a fly - bumblebee mimic
I'm not sure what it is though. It kind of resembles a Laphria robberfly, but I think it's something else. Somebody will know.

 
Look at Mallophora
There is a little note about identification between Laphria and Mallophora stating:

Large, fuzzy, bee-mimicking robber flies. Resemble Laphria, another genus of robbers that mimic bumblebees, but is even hairier and has antennae with a very thin terminal final segment, whereas Laphria has thick antennae.

http://bugguide.net/node/view/6695

 
hover fly
family Syrphidae... however, i have no idea which genus.

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