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Syrphid Fly - Toxomerus geminatus - male

Syrphid Fly - Toxomerus geminatus - Male
Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, USA
June 9, 2011
June in Indiana

Pattern
The pattern of this one is a bit unusual. I wonder whether it could be one of the species not in the guide.

 
Pattern
Can you explain what about the pattern looks unusual to you? (I know sometimes these things are difficult to put into words.) What other species do you think it might be? Can you recommend any good books on flies? My only resources for flies right now are some general insect books and Bugguide. Thanks!

 
This one is right
I asked Dr. Thompson about this and a few others. The good thing is that he identified correctly several, including one that has to be moved to a different species:

I am glad I asked.

 
Don't know much either
I will ask Dr. Chris Thompson about this and a couple of others. He has helped us several times before.

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