Location: Toledo, OH
April 1, 2012 4:41 pm
Wanted to share this bee fly with you; I haven’t seen this type around here before, just the little guys; This guy was probably 1.5cm long. I got as far as ’Helophilus’ in a species guess, but past that so many of them look near identical that I gave up in my exact species endeavor.
Of the four species in the genus Helophilus that are pictured on BugGuide, Helophilus fasciatus is the one that has been reported in your area. BugGuide also indicates that . This photo from BugGuide looks very similar to your individual.