Greater Bee Fly

Never seen this Insect before
Sun, Mar 29, 2009 at 1:56 PM
Got these photos at work. the bug was just sitting there. Someone said it was a bee, but I didn’t think so. Sorry about the quality of the second one.
Brian Lee
Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

Greater Bee Fly
Greater Bee Fly

Hi Brian,
What a great photo of Bombylius major, the Greater Bee Fly.  This species if found in most of the U.S. and Canada as well as Europe.  You can read more about this species on BugGuide.

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