March Fly

Subject:  Flying insect, about1/4”
Geographic location of the bug:  High desert Reno NV among the sagebrush
Date: 05/11/2019
Time: 05:19 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Tons of them flying around in my empty lot
How you want your letter signed:  Nn2036

Male March Fly

Dear Nn2036
This is a March Fly in the family Bibionidae, and the large head and large eyes indicate it is a male.  Inspect them more closely and you should find small headed females as well as mating pairs.  Based on BugGuide images, we believe this March Fly is
Bibio albipennis because of its clear wings.

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