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Bombylidae - Apolysis mbe - Apolysis - female

Bombylidae - Apolysis mbe - Apolysis - Female
Moapa, Clark County, Nevada, USA
April 1, 2013
Size: ca 5 mm
Feeding on Xylorhiza tortifolia in Mojave desert habitat. In working through Bombyliidae, I got to Pthiriinae and then Apolysis. It matches the general genus description of a bombyliid with a long, down-curved proboscis, protruding "v-tipped" antennae, diaphanously furry thorax; conically tapered black & white banded abdomen; etc...they obviously *look* like Apolysis

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Bombylidae - Apolysis mbe - Apolysis - female Bombylidae - Apolysis mbe - Apolysis - female

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Bruce, I'd also say Apolysis
The light stripes on this genus are thin and precise. Also, posture is different - wings are less separated at rest here than on Phthiriinae. Nice shots!

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