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Insect and Spider Identification: A colourful bug/beetle and a black fly to be identified

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(Zone 10a)

April 29, 2012
8:08 AM

Post #9102392

Pic 1.
This insect is spotted very occasionally in my garden. Can someone help identify this?

Pic 2.
The black fly which was much larger than the ordinary housefly by many folds flew in two days ago.

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Minot, ND

April 29, 2012
6:32 PM

Post #9103074

The beetle is a flower scarab (subfamily Cetoniinae) - see
The fly is a bee fly -


(Zone 10a)

July 15, 2012
7:33 AM

Post #9205769

I checked up again today and found that there are hundreds of genera of this Bee Fly.
Even The Scarab beetle seems to have a vast variety.

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