Bee Fly: Exoprosopa species

Subject: Fly identification
Location: Colorado
March 21, 2014 6:51 pm
I have a couple of flies that I haven’t been able to identify.
The first I thought would be easy, however, I’m coming up empty! I’ve Googled lots of phrases, and gone through the photos on here (I think I hit them all), but didn’t see any matches. This one was in late June of 2010 in the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, CO.

Thank you so much for your help! (Also, your book is fabulous!)
Signature: Amy

Bee Fly
Bee Fly

Hi Amy,
Your first image is of a Bee Fly in the family Bombyliidae, and this image of
Exoprosopa caliptera that we found on BugGuide is a very close match.  Exoprosopa dorcadion, also pictured on BugGuide, is another possibility, so we are confident with the genus, but we would have to defer to someone with more experience to definitively identify the species.

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