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Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

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Species Palpada mexicana

Is this syrphid some type of Eristalini? - Palpada mexicana - female Large, brown-faced syrphid  - Palpada mexicana Marsh Syrphid - Palpada mexicana - female Its pal was a Palpada, too - Palpada mexicana - male Drone fly - Palpada mexicana Palpada on bush sunflower - Palpada mexicana Syrphid? - Palpada mexicana Palpada mexicana? - Palpada mexicana
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Aschiza")
Family Syrphidae (Syrphid Flies)
Subfamily Eristalinae
Tribe Eristalini
Subtribe Eristalina
Genus Palpada
Species mexicana (Palpada mexicana)
Explanation of Names
Palpada mexicana (Macquart 1847)
CA-AZ to Venezuela(1)