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Melanostoma mellinum? - Melanostoma mellinum - female

Melanostoma mellinum? - Melanostoma mellinum - Female
Annemarie Garden, Solomons, Calvert County, Maryland, USA
June 11, 2016
Size: body ~8mm est from image
I think this female syrphid is Melanostoma mellinum based on the yellow “triangles” on the dorsal abdomen but would appreciate confirmation/correction of the ID
Thanks in advance

Moved from Syrphid Flies.

Yes Melanostoma mellinum ....
Yes Melanostoma mellinum ..... female.
Fabulous picture.

Thanks Bill
last photo I got before the fly got fed up with me and took off

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