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Unknown insect - Eristalis dimidiata

Unknown insect - Eristalis dimidiata
Whitewater State Park, Southeastern Minnesota County, Minnesota, USA
September 20, 2014
Size: 1.5 - 2 cms
This bug is quite plentiful in southern Minnesota, feeding on flowering shrubs. There are a couple of symmetrical appendages emanating from the face that i Haven't been able to identify.


Moved from ID Request.

Eristalis indeed! Nice shot.

Thank you very much!

Syrphid Fly
It is a male Syrphid fly, Syrphidae, with a wild guess of Eristalis.

I think the apendages you are referring to are their antenna, but if you scroll down on this page, it has more detailed drawings of Syrphid anatomy.

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hover fly
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