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Green-eyed Syrphidae - Bembix

Green-eyed Syrphidae - Bembix
Lake County, Michigan, USA
August 1, 2013
Size: 1/2 inch
Seen digging in sandy soil of my flower garden. Alternately dug awhile then darted about and then returned. Think my shadow might have been spooking it. Returned to same hole several times and then started another, then left. At one point in its digging it was almost out of sight.Am I on the right track with Syrphidae?

green eyed Syrphidae
please move this image/information into the Crabronidae (Hymenoptera) so there's no confusion over it being a fly.

Syrphid ID Characteristic...
...is a spurious vein in the wing. It's usually easy to spot, but probably wouldn't have been here.

More info:

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

actually
a sand wasp

Your Green Eyed Fly
Is it a Sand Wasp, a species of Bembix?

 
yes
my best guess at species is B. americana spinolae

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