Fly (three photos)
I found this little bee fly hovering around the
lower part of a
plant at Red Butte Gardens in Salt Lake City, Utah.
I had to struggle to get these shots
because it kept leaving when I'd approach with my camera.
Luckily, I waited
patiently and it returned within a short period of time. ©
There is a detailed description of this
species in a web article I located here
(on page 5, or do a search of the document
for Exoprosopa dodrina). Otherwise, I didn't
find any information on this species. When I submitted the photo
Bugguide.net, it was the only one that had been presented there.
Notice the spot on each wing - that is a
characteristic of this species. © Carol Davis
Bee flies in the adult stage feed on pollen while the larvae
feed on immature insects. © Carol Davis
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