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Unknown Syrphid Fly - Temnostoma - female

Unknown Syrphid Fly - Temnostoma - Female
Backus Woods, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada
May 28, 2015
Can anyone point me to the right Genus? :-)

This and many other Syrphids, were flying around the Wild Grape blossoms the other day.

Moved from Temnostoma.

You could try contacting
Kevin Moran who made the two identifications we linked. He seems to understand the differences.

We tried to understand the differences between
balyras and barberi to see what we were photographing, but we couldn't figure it out :(

I was looking...
I was looking on the Syrphidae of Ontario website and noticed something about balyras had yellow pilose on its abdomen. I think mine has that, so I'm goin' with balyras for now. ;-)
I could send it to Steve Marshall, but I hate pestering him. I was chatting with him yesterday about the Silvery Blues I found at the same location where I shot this guy. (Silvery Blues are very rare here in southwestern Ontario.)

I really appreciate you taking a look and commenting!

Moved from ID Request.


Much appreciated!

Adult Female!
Jay, she looks somewhat like the flies in the genus Meromacrus. However, she doesn't match the striping patterns exactly, so I can see how you might have trouble finding her ID. It could be that this is a new species for the BugGuide, but I'm not the one to tell you such things and the experts should help you now. Good Luck!

Thanks Bob
I went to the Meromacrus page and it said "see also Temnostoma". I think that might be it! :-)

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