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Sonoran Desert Arthropods
Volucella mexicana (Hover fly)

 

 

 Volucella mexicana

 Volucella mexicana

 Volucella mexicana

(Hover fly)
The Hover fly is approximately 50% larger than a Honeybee, solid black and hairless. This fly is a pollinator.

Phylum Arthropoda
Class Insecta
Order Diptera
Family Syrphidae (hover flies, drone flies, flower flies)
Genus Volucella
species mexicana
variety Fly

 

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