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Small Yellow Fly - Poecilognathus

Small Yellow Fly - Poecilognathus
Madera Canyon, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
July 27, 2013
Size: approx. 6 mm
gathering_2013. Any help with ID appreciated.

Loren and Babs Padelford
Bellevue, NE

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Moved
Moved from Bee Flies.

Moved
Moved from Flies.

Bee fly
Bombyliidae or Mythicomyiidae.

 
Yellow Fly
John,

Thanks for your help. It looks like it's a Bombyliidae in the genus Poecilognathus.

Loren and Babs Padelford
Bellevue, NE

 
Was thinking the same thing...
The long curved proboscis, 4 submarginal cells, and general gestalt made me think of subfamily Phthiriinae in Bombyliidae. And the AZ Poecilognathus posts below bear a good resemblance:


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