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Photo#65473
Bee Fly - Paracosmus edwardsii

Bee Fly - Paracosmus edwardsii
Riley Wilderness Park, Coto De Caza, Orange County, California, USA
June 14, 2006

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Bee Fly - Paracosmus edwardsii Bee Fly - Paracosmus edwardsii Bee Fly - Paracosmus edwardsii

Moved
Hi, Ron. This appears to be P. edwardsi, from the "triangular" shape of the white spots on the terga (best seen in 3rd image); and the (anteriorly) black halteres (best seen in 2nd image).

Moved from Paracosmus.

 
Thanks, Aaron.
I took a couple years off, but, hopefully, will be posting again.

Moved
Moved from Bee Flies.

Loooks very much like a There
Loooks very much like a Therevidae, but it is a Bombyliidae... something very vharacteristic (I caught many of them in the SW)...maybe I come up with a genus name...

 
Thanks
This one has been a big puzzle.

 
I checked again and a good na
I checked again and a good name would be Paracosmus (which has a nice ring to it anyway)...

 
Yes, a nice name
Sounds sort of cosmic. It's also a new one for Bug Guide.

 
So I asked Neal Evenhuis, and
So I asked Neal Evenhuis, and he pointed out that the wing chartacter is obscured and it might be Paracosmus or Amphicosmus... But because it is a new subfamily and new genus for the guide I made a new page..

 
Hopefully, I'll find another one some day.
And get a better shot. Will check my files in case I already have a different individual. Thanks, Martin, for all your work on this one.

 
oops
I still have a lot to learn! I've never seen a Bombyliid like this before, it's very cool.

Moved
Moved from Stiletto Flies.

Moved
Moved from Flies.

Therevidae
maybe Ozodiceromyia. Neat.

 
Thanks, Keith
Fine family of flies! First ones for me, and I thought these were syrphids. (Did the same with Mydas flies.) I like the robber-like posture and hope to shoot more.

It's great to see these old posts come alive with new info. Thanks again.

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