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Bee Fly - Systoechus

Bee Fly - Systoechus
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA
June 18, 2004
Possibly B. mexicanus, the Mexican Bee Fly. This photo was taken at the Frenchman's Forest Natural Area.

Moved from Bee Flies.

I agree with Joel that it might be a Systoechus spp. It looks very similar to Systoechus vulgaris but I am not sure if the distribution of S. vulgaris is as far south as Florida.

poss Systoechus
This might be a species of Systoechus: most of the important venation characters are not visible in this shot, but all of the Bombylius species in Florida apparently should have some dark colouration at the base of the wings which is apparently lacking in this specimen. I've moved this back to the family level for now.

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