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Copestylum marginatum? (Syrphidae)  in Colorado Springs - Copestylum lentum

Copestylum marginatum? (Syrphidae) in Colorado Springs - Copestylum lentum
Colorado Springs, Fountain Creek Park, 5600 ft, (N 38° 42.8' , W104° 43'), El Paso County, Colorado, USA
June 8, 2007
Size: L = 9 mm
Found on Conium maculatum - Poisoned Hemlock.

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Moved
Moved from Copestylum lentum.

Moved
Moved from Copestylum.

It's a syrphid
Will look at it again later when I have more time. By the way, this background greatly improves your photos!

(Written later:) I think it's Copestylum, but am not good with ID of dead insects, depending probably too much on posture in the wild.

 
Copestylum sp.?
Thanks,Ron. I am still experimenting with proper background. Any recommendation with color choices?

 
Background: White and neutral gray are probably best.
Jim McClarin uses white foamcore, I believe. You can get it at art supply stores and probably some hobby shops.

I shoot 99% in the wild, so am not the best source for this info.

 
Agree.
I agree that this is a species of Copestylum. I also agree with the comment on the background (and lighting).

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