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syrphid - Platycheirus - male

syrphid - Platycheirus - Male
Turtle Lake, 1621 1 3/4 St., Barron County, Wisconsin, USA
July 12, 2015
Gathering_2015. I am not very confident in this ID and corrections/confirmation would be appreciated.

Yes. Platycheirus. The flatte
Yes. Platycheirus. The flattened and expanded front tarsi are a give away. This is a male where this feature is more obvious than females.
There are Platycheirus without this feature but if the abdomen has yellow-orange markings then I think you can guarantee to find this.