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Toxomerus flower fly - Toxomerus geminatus - male

Toxomerus flower fly - Toxomerus geminatus - Male
Springfield, Virginia, USA
August 27, 2004
A toxomerus flower fly, T. geminatus, but it was smaller and thinner than the ones I'm used to seeing.

Txomerus geminatus, male
The thin abdomen and large eyes mean that it is a male. Also, males are usually smaller than females.

Yes, you are right. Thanks!

Very cool photo!

Toxomerus geminatus...
gets my vote. The black scutellum with a yellow margin is a field mark mentioned here. I've seen only 2 species of Toxomerus (the same 2 as shown in the Guide) but Nearctica lists 16 species in North America. Apparently, Syrphidae is a mainly tropical group, so I'm guessing that the "missing" species are found mostly in Florida and the southwestern states (the U. of Wisconsin collection lists 4 species not found in Ontario but some or all of these may have been collected outside of Wisconsin).

T. geminatus
Thank you, Robin! I will go ahead and move the image to the T. geminatus guide page.

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