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Syrphidae? - Eristalis tenax - female

Syrphidae? - Eristalis tenax - Female
47.63045N 52.68741W (WGS84), Logy Bay, Northeast Avalon, Newfoundland/Labrador, Canada
August 23, 2008
Size: 15 mm head to wing tips
Note the hairy eyes.

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Syrphidae? - Eristalis tenax - female Syrphidae? - Eristalis tenax - female Syrphidae? - Eristalis tenax - female Syrphidae? - Eristalis tenax - female

The two stripes of hair are c
The two stripes of hair are characteristic for this species. It is a female of Eristalis tenax. Nice close up!

 
Thank you.
Thanks both for the comment on my photo and for the ID. BTW, how can you tell it is female?

 
In 90% of the Syrphids (and m
In 90% of the Syrphids (and many other flies) the male eyes meet on top of the head (it is called holoptic) ehilr the females have separated eyes (dichoptic). Check out the other pics and you will see it without a problem...

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