Bee Fly

Subject: What’s This Bug? Mosquito-related?
Location: San Mateo, CA
March 2, 2016 8:40 pm
Found this critter flying around my house tonight in San Mateo. Fuzzy type of mosquito? Thought by sound it was a bumble bee until I caught it. Head seems mosquito-ish.
Signature: Renee, in San Mateo, CA

Bee Fly
Bee Fly

Dear Renee,
Though your images are quite blurry, they are nonetheless easily recognizable as being of a Bee Fly.  Flies and Mosquitoes are classified together in the insect order Diptera.

Thank you, Daniel.
The “Bee-Fly” was flying around so quickly, it was difficult to get an in-focus photo!  It’s abdomen is so flat that from the side it actually looks like a mosquito (& sounds like one) but from the top it’s more reminiscent of a barely-fuzzy bee.
Thank you for clarifying.

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