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Mating swarm of March Flies (Bibio albipennis?) above Coyote Brush (Baccharis pilularis) - Bibio albipennis - male

Mating swarm of March Flies (Bibio albipennis?) above Coyote Brush (Baccharis pilularis) - Bibio albipennis - Male
Carpinteria Bluffs, Santa Barbara County, California, USA
March 28, 2010
Size: ~1 cm
Image 3 of 3 of March Fly (Bibio albipennis?). There were thousands of these swarming above the coyote brush at the Carpinteria Bluffs.

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Mating swarm of March Flies (Bibio albipennis?) above Coyote Brush (Baccharis pilularis) - Bibio albipennis Mating swarm of March Fly (Bibio albipennis?) above Coyote Brush (Baccharis pilularis) - Bibio albipennis - male Mating swarm of March Flies (Bibio albipennis?) above Coyote Brush (Baccharis pilularis) - Bibio albipennis - male

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Moved from ID Request.

March fly?
To me this looks like a male march fly (Bibionidae), maybe Bibio albipennis, but it might be best to wait for the experts to be sure.

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