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Flower Fly - Ocyptamus fuscipennis

Flower Fly - Ocyptamus fuscipennis
Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
July 6, 2004
Based on photos in guide

Ocyptamus fuscipennis (Say, 1823)
Could be a male of Ocyptamus fuscipennis (Say, 1823)

That's a lovely composition!
The genus of these particular syrphid flies is currently being discussed, though it seems the consensus right now is genus Ocyptamus rather than Baccha. By the way, I really like the way your photo looks, with the light-colored flowers contrasting with the dark body of the fly (which appears to be male from the eyes).

Thank you. I usually just crop the rest of the flower out and zoom in on the insect, but I just couldn't bring myself to do it on this one.

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