Subject: Is this a bee, a wasp, or what?
Location: Southcentral Louisiana
October 15, 2012 6:57 pm
Hello, this little guy invaded my house when I left the back door open. He has wings like a wasp, a body like a bee, and a large head with short antennae. I have no idea what he is and was hoping you would know.
We are going to have to go with “or what” since this is a Flower Fly in the family Syrphidae. Many Flower Flies are excellent mimics that are frequently mistaken for Bees or Wasps. See BugGuide for more information on the family Syrphidae.