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Syrphid fly - Criorhina verbosa

Syrphid fly - Criorhina verbosa
Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
April 23, 2007
Size: ~10mm

Moved from Criorhina.
Thanks Kevin.

Criorhina verbosa
See the reddish tibia, mostly yellow setose scutum and also the locality of the specimen.

Good that Martin
is around with his knowledge & experience!

I'll second that!!!
No wonder we couldn't figure it out. There weren't any pictures of this genus in the guide yet.
Thanks Martin!!!

Moved from Syrphid Flies.

Hi Tom,
I suggest to look at Mallota (Eristalini / Syrphidae) .

Hi Hartmut and Adalbert,
I'm pretty sure this is an Eristalini,and it looks like a hairy Eristalis to me. But I'm no expert when it comes to flies, and hopefully one of the diptera specialists will chime in.
Thanks for the help!

Looks more like Bee fly (Bombyliidae) in the
Eristalini group.

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