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bee fly? - Ocyptamus fuscipennis

bee fly? - Ocyptamus fuscipennis
Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, USA
August 23, 2009
Size: 1.2cm
this insect was found flying about a patch of flowers in an open sunny area. there were honey bees, bumble bees and hornets feeding, but this insect just fly about like a wasp, never stopping on any flowers, but circling the flower bed repeatedly, until i was able to snag it in a net.
Has fly features, and looking thru BG...looks a bit like thevenetimyia (but this one has no "hairs" on the abdomen; or tachinids....? Any help from the experts?
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bee fly? - Ocyptamus fuscipennis bee fly? - Ocyptamus fuscipennis

Moved
Moved from Ocyptamus.

Ocyptamus fuscipennis
This is Ocyptamus fuscipennis. See the characteristic banding on the abdomen and cell dm is darkened.

Moved
Moved from Syrphini.

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Moved from ID Request.

ID
Syrphidae, Ocyptamus (Syrphinae) or thereabouts.

 
Yes, Ocyptamus sp.
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THANK YOU!
looks a bunch like ocyptamus fascipennis!
I went to UCR in the early 80s!!! They have quite an Entomology Dept. Very pretty campus, and super place overall.
Thanks for the help.
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