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Diptera-ID please

Diptera-ID please
Skidaway Island, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
June 16, 2017
Size: app 20-22 mm long
Q Fly, on Lamiaceae, Slender Mountain Mint (Pycnanthamum tenufolia)
and Clasping Heliotrope (Heliotropium amplexicaule). The antenna club structure seems to have a iron rust appearance I believe it is a female. ID please?

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Moved
Moved from Mydas. If this is a fenale, it would have to be Mydas sp., but I'm not sufficiently comfortable with my view of the terminalia, and this doesn't seem to key to a known species.

 
Even- thank you for having re
Even- thank you for having returned to further examine my submission and having placed it within the Mydinae Subfamily.

Your summer studying Mydidae at the Smithsonian sounds most interesting/rewarding! My wife and I spent many Saturdays touring the Smithsonian during the summer of 1969, while undergoing training as a Special Agent, F.B.I., Department of Justice building.(wonderful memories)

Moved
Moved from Mydas Flies.

 
Even-many thanks for having v
Even-many thanks for having vetted my Diptera submission and placing it within the genus Mydas,

Moved
Moved from Flies.

Mydas? Similar to this one:


 
Ken- many thanks for vetting
Ken- many thanks for vetting my submission, identifying as being within the Mydidae, Mydas Flies family. It does appear similar to (Mydas clavatus); however, as pointed out ..."Mydas clavatus appears to have a wide band of color on the abodomen instead of the narrow stripes of this specimen". I have no expertise, will await hopefully a species ID.

In the field I thought I might have a new wasp species. There were an abundance of pollinators flying today along our Sparrow Field, 150 yard "Pollinator Garden Berm".

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