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Steve Price
West Valley, Utah USA
10:20 am

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Google Pixel 5 cell phone

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Cropped, sharpened.

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This is a species of Bee Fly ,Paravilla californica, which I captured with my cell camera while scoping the shrubbery for the Shadow Darner dragonflies I had seen earlier. They mimic Honeybees in size and color scheme.

These creatures have been around for about 140 million years. - according to North American Insects & Spiders