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Drone fly

Eristaris tenax

Description:

Yellow and black with clear wings. It is a drone fly rat tailed maggot fly.

Notes:

I found this thing flying around our garden at the Chebeague Island School!

1 Species ID Suggestions

Drone fly (Rat-tailed maggot fly)
Eristalis tenax Species Eristalis tenax - Drone Fly - BugGuide.Net


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6 Comments

chebeague7
chebeague7 9 years ago

Just saying this is my pic on my whole school acount not student acount

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 9 years ago

You're quite welcome!

chebeagueschool
chebeagueschool 9 years ago

Thank you so much for the great information Cindy!

chebeagueschool
chebeagueschool 9 years ago

That bee looks great.

chebeagueschool
chebeagueschool 9 years ago

great spotting

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 9 years ago

Hi chebeagueschool, this is one of the better bee mimics in the US so it's easy to mistake it for a bee!

chebeagueschool
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chebeagueschool

Maine, USA

Spotted on Oct 25, 2011
Submitted on Oct 27, 2011

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