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Syrphid fly 072713 - Villa

Syrphid fly 072713 - Villa
Barling, Sebastian County, Arkansas, USA
July 27, 2013
Large fly on bridge edge.

Moved from Bee Flies.

Looks rather like a Villa to me

That posture is typical of female "higher bee flies" (Bombyliinae and Anthracinae) trying to pick up sand.

Moved from ID Request.

probably Bombyllidae
The wing veination doesn't look like a syrphid to me - closer to Bombyllidae (open anal cell, 4 posterior cells, branched R4-R5 rather than the R4+5 that Syrphidae have). Beyond that, not sure - I'm not good with the bombyllids...

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