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probably a beefly - Neolarra verbesinae

probably a beefly - Neolarra verbesinae
near Encino, TX, Brooks County, Texas, USA
May 17, 2013
Size: approx -.25 in or 8 mm
This looks like a beefly to me - any thoughts? Perhaps a genus?
thank you
Melody

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Please fix date!
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Nice find, Melody.
And a new species for Bug Guide. FYI, bee flies are typically very fuzzy and have a long proboscis.

 
not a beefly?
Then perhaps it is not a beefly?
Melody

 
For info on bee flies:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/185

Note: If a creature is actually a fly, its name is in two parts, i.e. bee fly. If it's not a fly, name is one word, as in dragonfly.

A fly has two wings; all other mature winged insects have four.

Neolarra female bee
Could be verbesinae

 
Pretty sure it is verbesinae,
Pretty sure it is verbesinae, John.

 
Is this a genus in Bombyliida
Is this a genus in Bombyliidae?

 
No, this is a bee, actually a cuckoo bee. Genus is Neolarra.
For info on the subfamily Nomadinae that includes cuckoo bees:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/15025

 
Thank you all for your help -
Thank you all for your help -- Melody

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