Bee Fly   (five photos)
Exoprosopa eremita

Exoprosopa bee fly
This species of Bee Fly has just seemed to blossom
the last few years. This one I found at Burraston Ponds
in Juab County, Utah.  The photos below are from
two other counties. © Carol D
avis 8-23-2018

Exoprosopa eremita
I found this beautiful Bee Fly on Antelope Island. Up until that time, I had only
see this species once (in my back yard).  © Carol Davis 8-16-2017

bee fly with patterned
It has to be one of the most beautiful of all the Bee Flies, in my opinion.  Below
are photos of the first one I saw.  © Carol Davis 8-16-2017, Antelope Island, UT

Exoprosopa eremita bee fly in Utah
I have a Hydrangea bush that is a bee, fly and wasp magnet and this bee fly dropped in one August
day long enough for me to shoot 3 photos. What a neat-looking insect.  © Carol Davis 8-8-2016

bee fly with striped wings
I'm surprised it stayed as long as it did with all the wasp wars going on around that bush.
You can find a detailed description of this species in a book called Western Diptera: Descriptions
 of New Genera and Species of Diptera from the Region West of the Mississippi, and Especially
from California by Carl Robert Osten-Sacken (
available on Amazon.). © Carol Davis 8-8-2015

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