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Photo#1097326
Chrysops vittatus - Chrysops lateralis - female

Chrysops vittatus - Chrysops lateralis - Female
Hillsborough Township/Sourland Mountain Preserve, Somerset County, New Jersey, USA
July 5, 2015

Moved
Moved from Chrysops vittatus.

ID?
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Simply by
Looking through BG photos for a match. Should I move to Genus?

 
Differences
Look for the oval to rectangular shiny spot above the antennae. The color is usually constant within a species (with some exceptions). It is black here, yellow with brown upper border in vittatus, and all yellow in some species.

 
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