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Photo#827427
Bee fly with stripes and a patterned wing - Exoprosopa doris

Bee fly with stripes and a patterned wing - Exoprosopa doris
Lander County, Nevada, USA
August 19, 2013
Exoprosopa?

Moved
Moved from Exoprosopa.
ID courtesy of J.A. Calderwood.

Moved
Moved from Bee Flies.

Yes, Exoprosopa sp.
Looks familiar, Bob. Have you browsed that genus? Doing so may get this to species. Both the wing and the abdomen (broken dark stripe)seem distinctive.

 
Thanks for your help!
Thank you for all your helpful comments.

I did browse Exoprosopa, and thought it looked a like E. butleri and like E. doris. I'm not sure which traits are important, and there are a few Exoprosopa species not yet in Bugguide, so I thought I should ask.

 
My pleasure. Wish I could do more.
I waffled on E. doris, but don't believe I looked further. Our county website is good for rough cuts on bee flies, since they're grouped by type of wing pattern:
http://nathistoc.bio.uci.edu/diptera/Bombyliidae.htm

I don't think it'll help you with this batch, though.

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