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Diptera- Syrphidae? - Brachypalpus oarus

Diptera- Syrphidae? - Brachypalpus oarus
Québec, boisé de l'Univ. Laval, Québec County, Quebec, Canada
May 10, 2016

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Diptera- Syrphidae? - Brachypalpus oarus Diptera- Syrphidae? - Brachypalpus oarus

The small posteroventral proj
The small posteroventral projection near tip ( seen on left femur ) is a give away. Brachypalpus oarus...... female.

 
The small posteroventral proj
Thank you for the info.

Moved
Moved from Syrphid Flies.

Chalcosyrphus inarmatus is quite similar and also in range, but this fly has much hairier legs, a slightly different facial shape, and the hind tibiae narrowly orange at the base rather than broadly.

 
I suggest adding (SEE ALSO) to the info tab
Wow, I didn't realize that there was such a close look-alike to this species; although there aren't yet any example images of a female of that species to compare with. (The different facial shapes of the two sexes is always important to consider, when making comparisons.)
This one seems to have much longer hairs on the scutellum. I'm not sure if that helps.

 
Done, thanks for the suggesti
Done, thanks for the suggestion!

 
Syrphidae. Brachypalpus oarus
Thank you for the id. and info.

Female
Maybe something close to this female with the shiny, golden thorax and the thick, hairy legs. (north-eastern range) Please wait for an expert.
Brachypalpus oarus: ♀ Good Luck!

 
Diptera- Syrphidae?
Thank you for the info.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

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