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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.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
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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