Family of flies, the bee flies, so called because they resemble bees.
Article about flies of the genus Bombylius and their parasitic relations with bees in the Seattle, Washington area.
Information from Wikipedia on this family of bee flies, the larvae of which are parasitoids of other insects.
Photographs of flies in this family found in North America, provided by BugGuide.
Information from Wikipedia on the sand dune bee fly which resembles a bee in appearance.
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