Subject: yellow fly
Location: SW of Ridgecrest, CA
June 27, 2012 10:25 pm
What fly is this? It was on a rabbitbrush in Joshua tree/pinyon pine habitat
Signature: Shelley Ellis

Bee Fly

Hi Shelley,
This really is a beautiful golden Bee Fly and we believe we have identified it as being in the genus Lordotus thanks to images posted on BugGuide.

Location: California

2 Responses to Bee Fly

  1. Jo Ann says:

    Hi, I am from Massachusetts and was visiting a local park yesterday and I believe this is what was intertwined with another and fell from a tree into my car through the window. I honestly thought it was a two bees and since I am allergic to bees I immediately got out of my car and found a way to remove them without hurting them. I was wondering if Lordotus are in MA. I live in the Berkshires and was totally amazed at their beauty. I should of took a picture, but was more concerned about being stung.

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