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  1. icassell

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    This guy looks like he can't decide if he's a fly or a mosquito (too big for a mosquito)

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    neat I say its a fly
     
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    Not sure on that one Ian. Looks like a cross between a horse-fly and a robber fly? Definitely a biting fly of some sort. Not a mosquito.

    Thats a really nice profile shot.
     
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    Thanks! He's much smaller than a house fly but several times the size of a mosquito.
     
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    Mosquitos are bigger here in florida lol.
    Looks like a robber but im not sure.
    Nice shot too!
     
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    That is a flysquito. Only found in Arizona, it is a hybrid fly/mosquito...
     
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    This doesn't look like anything weird to me. Just looks like a species of Dolichopodidaie (long-legged) fly. Here's one that is very similar in stance and appearance...only main difference being the hair and possibly eye color.
    Long-legged Fly - Calyxochaetus - BugGuide.Net
     
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    Nice shot. I think there was a giant insect party and a fly and mosquito had a little too much to drink and...
     
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    :lmao:

    Well, looks like I have a positive ID ... a Bee Fly

    Here's the link from the good folks at bugguide.net

    Bombyliidae? Possibly Geron sp?? - Geron - BugGuide.Net
     
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    And there you go. We were all wrong lol. I knew I have seen one like that before just couldnt remember.
     

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