CLOSED: Is this a fly or a bee...?

Memphis, TN

...and what kind is it?

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Lucketts, VA(Zone 7a)

A fly for sure. True flies have a single pair of wings while bees and wasps have two pairs. I think it is a Blue Bottle Fly, but flapdoodle or someone else more knowledgeable will be along to provide you with more detailed ID info.

Minot, ND

Family Calliphoridae; looks like Cynomya cadaverina - http://www.pbase.com/tmurray74/image/133945215

Memphis, TN

Thank you. The shape of the abdomen threw me off -- almost looks like it could have a stinger on the end. Now I know to look at the wings!

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