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Hunchback Bee Fly - Lepidophora lutea This super cool fly looks like a cross between a bee, a mosquito, and a midge. It was awesome. Too bad it wouldn&#039;t stay still for many pictures, but at least I got it on video :)<br />
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This species has abundant yellow scales on the sides of the fourth abdominal segments and on the thorax.<br />
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Spotted on the side of a pond on a super sunny morning.<br />
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Sorry my camera is sooo incredibly loud in this video:<br />
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 This species has abundant yellow scales on the sides of the fourth abdominal segments and on the thorax.<br />
<br />
 Spotted on the side of a pond on a super sunny morning.<br />
<br />
 Sorry my camera is sooo incredibly loud in this video:<br />
https://vimeo.com/279535608<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/62807/hunchback_bee_fly_-_lepidophora_lutea.html<br />
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 This species has abundant yellow scales on the sides of the fourth abdominal segments and on the thorax.<br />
<br />
 Spotted on the side of a pond on a super sunny morning.<br />
<br />
 Sorry my camera is sooo incredibly loud in this video:<br />
https://vimeo.com/279535608<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/62807/hunchback_bee_fly_-_lepidophora_lutea.html<br />
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Hunchback Bee Fly - Lepidophora lutea

This super cool fly looks like a cross between a bee, a mosquito, and a midge. It was awesome. Too bad it wouldn't stay still for many pictures, but at least I got it on video :)

This species has abundant yellow scales on the sides of the fourth abdominal segments and on the thorax.

Spotted on the side of a pond on a super sunny morning.

Sorry my camera is sooo incredibly loud in this video:



Hunchback Bee Fly - Lepidophora lutea fly looks like a cross between a bee, a mosquito, and a midge. It was awesome. Too bad it wouldn't stay still for many pictures, but at least I got it on video :)<br />
<br />
 This species has abundant yellow scales on the sides of the fourth abdominal segments and on the thorax.<br />
<br />
 Spotted on the side of a pond on a super sunny morning.<br />
<br />
 Sorry my camera is sooo incredibly loud in this video:<br />
https://vimeo.com/279535608<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/62807/hunchback_bee_fly_-_lepidophora_lutea.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/62808/hunchback_bee_fly_-_lepidophora_lutea.html Geotagged,Hunchback Bee Fly,Lepidophora,Lepidophora lutea,Summer,United States,bee fly,fly,yellow,yellow fly

Hunchback Bee Fly - Lepidophora lutea fly looks like a cross between a bee, a mosquito, and a midge. It was awesome. Too bad it wouldn't stay still for many pictures, but at least I got it on video :)<br />
<br />
 This species has abundant yellow scales on the sides of the fourth abdominal segments and on the thorax.<br />
<br />
 Spotted on the side of a pond on a super sunny morning.<br />
<br />
 Sorry my camera is sooo incredibly loud in this video:<br />
https://vimeo.com/279535608<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/62807/hunchback_bee_fly_-_lepidophora_lutea.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/62810/hunchback_bee_fly_-_lepidophora_lutea.html<br />
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    comments (4)

  1. Oh my, never heard of this type of fly. It's absolutely awesome. Top post, love the video too! Posted 10 days ago
    1. Thanks Ferdy! It was a first for me! Posted 9 days ago
      1. Looks like a first for many, at least on this platform :) Did only find one similar weirdo posted a long time ago but not in the same genus:

        lalat bongkok  Toxophora fasciculata
        Posted 9 days ago, modified 9 days ago
        1. Wow, that one is super weird! Posted 6 days ago

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''Lepidophora lutea'' is a species of bee flies in the family Bombyliidae.

Similar species: True Flies
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Jul 11, 2018. Captured Jul 11, 2018 10:12 in 80 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/9.0
  • 1/256s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm