cf. Villa fuscicostata – species known for its larger size (8-14mm), brown wing fore margin , and rather broad, flattened, banded abdomen. The face is not noticeably produced (ie not conical) and covered with yellowish scales. The mesonotum (thorax dorsally) is adorned anteriorly and laterally with yellowish-brown hairs. A tuft, or streak, of whitish hairs is present above the wing insertions. The abdomen is largely blackish with separated alternating broad white and thinner orange-reddish bands.
Mid January 2019
Late February 2014
Image by Steve Sargent, used with permission.
Early January 2015
Altered motion video of flight…normal…slow…normal