Bee Fly  (three photos)
Exoprosopa dodrina

bee fly Exoprosopa dodrina
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.  © Carol Davis 9-1-2010

bee fly
 
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 to
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 9-1-2010


bee fly exoprosopa
Bee flies in the adult stage feed on pollen while the larvae feed on immature insects. © Carol Davis 9-1-2010

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