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Bee Fly Hemipenthes? - Hemipenthes sinuosa

Bee Fly Hemipenthes? - Hemipenthes sinuosa
Ballona Wetlands, Los Angeles County, California, USA
September 11, 2010
Size: 1/2 inch
Visiting sandy coastal uplands in Los Angeles.

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Moved from ID Request.

Hemipenthes sinuosa
I'm seeing a lot of that genus in Orange County right now.

 
Similar-looking fly
I photographed a very similar-looking fly in Carpinteria (Santa Barbara County) today. It was even on a very similar-looking piece of ground.

 
Similar looking fly
Same habitat you describe. Lots of Coyote Brush and Mulefat. Green Lynx Spiders too on yellow flowered Slender Tarplant protecting their egg sacs.

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