Subject: ID help please?
Geographic location of the bug: Chicopee, MA
Time: 09:40 PM EDT
I have looked around the internet, as well as posted to various Facebook pages. Some guesses were made, however nothing concrete, so I’m turning to the bugman…. Oh, & this was taken 9/12/17.
How you want your letter signed: Thank you, Kristi
We are certain this is a Bee Fly in the family Bombyliidae, but we are not certain of the genus or species. Right now, we believe it is a member of the tribe Villini which is well represented on BugGuide, and when time permits, we will attempt a more specific identification based on your location, and this critter’s wing markings and veination.
Anthracinae » Villini » Rhynchanthrax – ?
Thank you! You got me far enough that I believe I may have got the rest. If you find I am incorrect, please lemme know.
We don’t think so. Though it looks similar, based on BugGuide data, that is a western genus.