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Photo#35878
gray bee fly - Anastoechus melanohalteralis

gray bee fly - Anastoechus melanohalteralis
Washington County, Utah, USA
September 15, 2005
Any idea what genus/species this might be?

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Anastoechus melanohalteralis
Great photos!

 
how do you distinguish from hessei?
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According to info pages, hess
According to info pages, hessei has dense black setae, whereas here, I think the area with black setae has intermixed pale setae.

 
A. melanohalteralis
Thanks for the ID, Neal; images moved from family page to new species page.

 
A. melanohalteralis
Thanks Neal and Robin.

Lordotus?
Reminds me of Lordotus. I took a couple similar specimens off of rabbitbrush (Chrysothamnus) near Tucson last month. Cute fuzzies:-)

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