[Taxacom] Identity of a hoverfly

Doug Yanega dyanega at ucr.edu
Sun Oct 13 12:59:17 CDT 2013

On 10/13/13 7:56 AM, Jim L. Reveal wrote:
> http://www.plantsystematics.org/reveal/pbio/digitalimages/014954.html
> http://www.plantsystematics.org/reveal/pbio/digitalimages/014956.html
> I would appreciate it if someone might tell this botanist if this is a hoverfly, and better yet, what genus and species this might be. This was found near Enterprise, Washington Co., Utah, on Eriogonum microthecum var. simpsonii.
This is a bembicine crabronid in the genus Steniolia. It superficially 
resembles S. duplicata, but the important diagnostic features are not 
visible in these photos.


Doug Yanega      Dept. of Entomology       Entomology Research Museum
Univ. of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0314     skype: dyanega
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