Subject: Bee Fly?
Geographic location of the bug: Casa Grande, AZ
Time: 01:48 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: I found this little bug on the screen outside my indoor plants. Between 1 to 1.5 cm. in size. I’ve never seen anything like it before. I’ve looked through all kinds of sites, but little true info is out online. I can’t identify any that look quite like this.
How you want your letter signed: Chris in Casa Grande
Update: I just sent photos of a little bee fly id been unable to identify. Looked through this site as well as BugGuide.net. Just after sending my request, I believe I found it – gray bee fly – Anastoechus melanohalteralis. Sorry for the unneeded request. Still love this site!
This is indeed a Bee Fly in the family Bombyliidae. We are uncertain of the exact species.