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Bee Fly

Bombylius mexicanus

Description:

A large bee-fly that flies in late spring to summer, similar to Bombylius major, which typically flies earlier in the spring. Pile ("hair") mostly yellow, with just a few black hairs on the edges of abdominal segments. Note white spots on abdomen (females only), a few black hairs on abdomen, and details of wing venation:

Habitat:

This pair was mating in a longleaf pine sandhills forest at the Aiken Gopher Tortoise Heritage Preserve near Windor (Aiken County), SC.

Notes:

This one was identified on BugGuide.net.

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KenCheeks
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KenCheeks

South Carolina, USA

Spotted on Apr 17, 2014
Submitted on Jan 1, 2015

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