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Metallic Blue-eyed Syrphid (I think Syrphidae).

Metallic Blue-eyed Syrphid (I think Syrphidae).
Riverside-Albert, Albert County, New Brunswick, Canada
August 30, 2015
A species of Xylota? Whatever it is, it is certainly spectacular!
*1st shot, w/flash

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Metallic Blue-eyed Syrphid (I think Syrphidae). Metallic Blue-eyed Syrphid (I think Syrphidae).

Moved
Moved from Soldier flies.

Moved
Moved from Syrphid Flies.

 
Aah!
Thanks for that. Makes more sense, and I see this one bears a strong resemblence to Sargus cuprarius. Cool! I had no idea.

 
The small discal cell is a gi
The small discal cell is a giveaway for Stratiomyidae.

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