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which bee  - Spilomyia longicornis

which bee - Spilomyia longicornis
Cornwall, Orange County, New York, USA
September 4, 2012
Size: apx 7 mm
is this pattern distinctive enough for an ID?

Moved from Syrphid Flies.

Something in Spilomyia

The experts may be able to say which one.

Spilomyia longicornis, I'd say
And I see no reason to think otherwise. Info page indicates 11 species, we have 10 represented at BG, and this is by far the best candidate.

Moved from ID Request.

bee like fly
but i didn't count wings! will i ever learn?

Hey, the fly did its job.
The whole idea is to fool you. Mission accomplished!