Friday, August 8, 2014

August 7, 2014: Chrysanthrax Bee Fly

Chrysanthrax Bee Fly. 8/4/14 (Wolf. Oesterreich)

This Chrysanthrax Bee Fly (Family Bombyliidae) was found along the Upland Trail, just before starting up the west slope. It is approximately 0.5-inch long, with large reddish-brown eyes, a band of of yellow-orange hair behind the head, an abdomen  with golden-tan hairs, and bicolored wings. It can be found from Iowa to Massachusetts, south to Texas and Florida. I had never seen this species before.

Wolf. Oesterreich

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