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Villa - Villa fulviana

Villa - Villa fulviana
Minnedosa, Manitoba, Canada
September 7, 2012

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Villa - Villa fulviana Villa - Villa fulviana

Moved from Villa nigricauda.

Moved from Bee Flies.

Bill, I'm pretty sure this isn't Villa.
Note lack of definition in thorax here. Sorry, but I have no other candidates.

I think this is almost certainly Villa nigricauda. Widespread in southern Canada.

I hadn't seen that one, and now agree with you.
Generally, I'm not up on eastern species, let alone what's in Canada. I assume you've seen this link, which I just discovered:

This genus has long been in need of review, and very few species ID are assigned today. However, particularly since we have only one other image, I'd suggest you move this to Villa nigricauda and see what the future brings.

Looking at another photo of t
Looking at another photo of the same insect and looking at photos I have since taken of another insect ( 8/3/13 ) , I am beginnining to think this is Villa fulviana and not nigricauda. What do you think Ron?

Going with mainstream thinking on this one...
...I'm mostly avoiding species IDs for Villa. Story is the genus is in serious need of revision, not having been updated for well over a century. I really have no opinion past genus and made my previous suggestion for posting based on the fly standing out in that space.

Moved from ID Request.

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