Diptera-Syrphidae-Milesia bella-Hover Flies MALE (B)

Milesia bella

Madera Canyon
Santa Cruz County, Arizona
Coordinates: 31.712243, -110.875305
Elevation: 5,448 ft
August 5, 2023
It’s missing two legs. Found, in a hot day, on the lower surface of a boulder. The space under the boulder was dramatically cooler, darker, and more humid than the environment outside. There were several flies and wasps that may have been taking refuge from the hot and dry weather.
Determined by Salvador Vitanza
Confirmed by Ken Wolgemuth

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