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Photo#808757
Colorful little fly with long beak - Poecilognathus

Colorful little fly with long beak - Poecilognathus
Española, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, USA
July 21, 2013
Size: 7.9 mm
No clue on the family. What's hairless like that? Syrphidae where I didn't get a picture of the spurious vein?

The screen mesh is 1/16 in.

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Moved
Moved from Phthiriinae.

 
Thanks.
Interesting to know at last.

Moved
Moved from Bee Flies.

Thanks to both. This is one of those weird-looking bee flies you warned me about, Ron, eh?

 
Exactly right, Jerry.
And - a prediction - there will be more!

Subfamily Phthiriinae
.

 
Strikingly like
this and other pictures taken by Bob Barber in southern N.M.

 
In fact
I'd find it hard to believe that it's a different genus from this picture by Bob Barber, which he identified as Poecilognathus. (Of course I've had to believe other things that I found hard to believe.)

 
On the other hand
it's very hard to tell from this Neacreotrichus diversus.

Moved
Moved from Flies.

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