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Somula decora in New Brunswick - Somula decora

Somula decora in New Brunswick - Somula decora
29 Stiles Rd, Riverside-Albert, Albert County, New Brunswick, Canada
June 20, 2015
If this is indeed Somula decora, it is apparently a first for the Canadian Maritimes. This is not only for Bug Guide, but in a larger context as well. I will be on the lookout for them this year to collect a specimen, as I had no idea of the import of them last summer. I saw at least two individuals at one location and three at the other and adults were flying for eight days from the time I first noticed them. They were probably out earlier than that, so I am already looking for them now.

Moved from Syrphid Flies.

Worth noting that Systema Dipterorum gives the range as "(NE: NE) Minnestoa to New Brunswick, s. to Texas & Georgia"

Curran (1925, page 162 here) gives the range as "Nineteen specimens from Ontario, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, Maine and Massachusetts. I have also seen specimens from Quebec and New Brunswick."

OK, thanks!
I had talked to John Klymko (Atlantic Canada Conservation Data Ctr zoologist and former student of Skevington as well?) about this and as far as I remember, that is the info he had (my memory may not be good on that). Many thanks for the references!

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