A Bee Fly?
July 30, 2009
Hello, I happened upon this little fellow in my back yard, we have a number of flowers but it preferred to sit on my steps. I dont know what it is but looks very similar to a Bee Fly thats been posted on your front page. These were shot with a Canon XSI with the 18-55mm kit lens. Very minor post processing, and just conversion to bw on 3rd image in photoshop.
Though your image looks quite similar to the Bee Fly we recently posted, we believe your Bee Fly is a Tiger Bee Fly, Xenox tigrinus, based on the patterns and veins of the wings. Compare your photos to those on BugGuide.