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Photo#763708
Fly - Aphoebantus

Fly - Aphoebantus
Big Gypsum Valley near Slickrock, Montrose County, Colorado, USA
April 14, 2013
Size: 4.5mm
Desert riparian, pit trapped in native shrub (Atriplex, Sarcobates, etc.) habitat

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Fly - Aphoebantus Fly - Aphoebantus Fly - Aphoebantus

Moved
Moved from Bee Flies.

Head is very odd for a bee fly.
However, I have no alternate placement in mind.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Bombyliidae or near
Bombyliidae or something that was split out of Bomblyiidae.

 
neat thanks!
would any further pictures help?

 
Brighter
I find the key in Manual of Nearctic Diptera nearly impossible to use. I generally leave ID to the experts.

A brighter picture would help. If you're using a camera with exposure compensation try +1.

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