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Photo#105642
Syrphid Fly (Syrphidae) - male

Syrphid Fly (Syrphidae) - Male
Collegedale, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA
April 25, 2007
Found in daytime.

Looks like the eyes have hair
Looks like the eyes have hairs. Could this be Syrphus torvus.

Moved
Moved from Syrphid Flies.

Moved
Moved from Eristalini.

I do not see the dip in the 3
I do not see the dip in the 3rd vein, It looks like Parasyrphus to me...

Moved
Moved from Syrphid Flies.

Just emerged!
This fly just recently emerged from its pupal case, hence the cloudy wings and 'soft' colors. Retaining in guide on family page.

 
Ah ha!
Knowing that and gaining some experience in the intervening years, I say - semi-confidently - Heliophilus. (Note stripes on thorax.) Oh, and it's a male.

That is one odd beast!
Colors look quite strange, as do the wings. I'm thinking this is a one-off. Check out these:

Eristalis

Helophilus

 
Tribe Eristalini
Covers both prime candidates and is a good place for this post; I lean to Helophilus. (I also checked Parhelophilus this time around and ruled it out due to color of face.)

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