It may look like a bee, but this fly does not sting. The black body has some gray or silver hairs on its sides. The top of the thorax is smooth and shiny. The inky wings are dark on the leading, front edge, but may show a hint of translucence at the bottom. A purple or blue metallic sheen may cover the wings in certain light. This is a strong flier and can move with agility. It can also hover, furthering its likeness to a bee.
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