Bee Fly
Genus Anastoechus

Anastoechus bee fly
I found this hairy little bee fly on Antelope Island.  © Carol Davis, 10-21-2012

bee fly Anastoechus
Bee Fly adults feed on pollen and nectar while the larvae are parasitoids of other insects.

© Carol Davis, 10-21-2012

hairy bee fly
This little fly, while very aware of my presence, just wasn't interested in going anywhere
soon. It's possible it was still too cool for it to venture out.
There is a picture of the wing
venation of Anastoechus barbatus here that is identical to
the wing venation of the
one I found on the Island. 
© Carol Davis, 10-21-2012

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