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General Description10-15 mm long, 25-35 mm wingspan. Anterior third of wing translucent with faded orange-brown tint, posterior colorless and transparent. Hair with yellow tint. Characteristics shared with other Bombylius species include a slender first antennal segment, long scattered bristly hairs, holoptic males, conspicuously bristled hind femora, and a distinct intercalary vein (Hull 1973).