Bee Fly (Geron sp.)

Order: Diptera (DIP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Bombyliidae
Genus: Geron
Species: sp.

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Elephant Butte, New Mexico
San Antonio, Texas

Members' Notes:

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On Feb 18, 2008, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

The bee fly is a beneficial insect because it helps to pollinate plants and because its eggs are usually laid in soil near host plants and the larvae feed upon immature stages of bees, beetles, butterflies/moths, wasps or on eggs of grasshoppers.