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Bee fly - Bombylius atriceps

Bee fly - Bombylius atriceps
St. Lucie County, Florida, USA
March 11, 2007
Size: 8mm

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Moved
I think this is a male B. atriceps. I'd rather see a specimen to be really confident, but the wing pattern and abdominal pattern (thick bands of black pile on the sides of segments 2 and 3) both fit. B. fulvibasoides is similar, but the brown on the wing extends to the tip of R2+3 in that species, and ends near R1 here.

Moved from Bombylius.

My vote in this case
is for Bombylius sp. in every respect, including wing venation, but not major; I don't know which species.

 
Have you seen B. atriceps at Giff Beaton's site?

 
That one has similarly darkened wings,
the pile, though, looks rather different. Lacking a species description, I just couldn't tell based on this small image.