Rare Sighting: Purple Small Headed Fly posted to Arkansas Facebook group

Subject:  Rare Hummingbird beetle Geographic location of the bug:  Arkansas Date: 06/19/2021 Time: 10:31 AM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  Found this video on local Arkansas Facebook group with small shiny flying green beetle like humming bird getting nectar. Can you identify? Have video but to big to post. How you want your letter … Read more

Small Headed Fly

Subject: Flybee? Location: Southern New Hampshire July 30, 2017 12:53 am Location: southern New, Hampshire USA I’d just like to know what this is. Signature: K. Stone Dear K. Stone, This unusual creature is a Small Headed Fly in the family Acroceridae, possibly Turbopsebius sulphuripes which is pictured on BugGuide.  Of the entire family, BugGuide … Read more

Small Headed Fly

Subject: A gold and black insect Location: Tahuya state forest, WA July 16, 2016 3:08 pm Hi! I found this insect in the Tahuya forest on the Tahuya river while camping earlier this year, and I can’t seem to identify it. This was in Washington state in early summer (June 16th to be precise), and … Read more

Rare Sighting: Purple Small Headed Fly

Subject: Unknown fling ? Location: Winona area of Arkansas June 8, 2015 8:03 am We came across this feeding on butterfly weed and cannot identify. Can you help us. Signature: Lon and Annie Dear Lon and Annie, This is a very exciting posting for us.  Though it appears green, this is is known as a … Read more

Small Headed Fly, we believe

Subject: Iridescent Hymenoptera (or Hymenoptera mimic) Location: Eastern Nevada County, CA June 17, 2013 11:25 pm I found this insect visiting a patch of Hackelia velutina growing on a mountainside (fairly rocky terrain with scattered Red Fir, Lodgepole Pine, and Sierra Juniper; elev. 7850 ft.) It landed while I was taking a photo of a … Read more

Small Headed Fly

Denver Buzzbomb!!! We keep finding these little “buzzbombs” in our basement. Almost every day there is a new one trying to wreck the place. I think they might be some kind of ground bee, but I’m not sure. I can’t find anything quite like them on your site. They look like Tachinid flies, but their … Read more