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Tiger Bee Fly - Xenox tigrinus - female

Tiger Bee Fly - Xenox tigrinus - Female
Newport near Banning Park, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
July 13, 2012
Size: 15mm at most
Looking at the info page, yes, there is a "grassy" area nearby, but a creek too.
When it wasn't busy strafing me, I thought it was also repeatedly attempting to
chase away a Bumblebee by bumping into it. However, reading the remarks under this picture
leads me to believe that wasn't a Bumblebee, and it wasn't trying to chase it away.
Sometime later I looked outside and there were two. Either they were too skittish
or I was too fast approaching and they flew off. drats.