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Unknown bee - need help IDing - Myathropa florea

Unknown bee - need help IDing - Myathropa florea
Sammamish, King County, Washington, USA
July 12, 2016

We see 7/12/2016 on metadata
provided the camera was set correctly, and that was the day it was contributed.

 
Great! Thanks
Great! Thanks

Moved
Moved from Frass.

Frassed
Moved from Myathropa florea.

 
we should not frass this, it
we should not frass this, it is very interesting how this new invasive species is spreading and therefore every datapoint is important!

 
ok, got it
but the date is messed up here

 
ah. missed that.... the data
ah. missed that.... the data would be very important!

 
yeah well... i cleared the date field
maybe one can use exif data to figure it out

Moved
Moved from Flies.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

syrphid fly, not bee
Others will know which one

 
ID of syrphid fly (not bee)
Thanks so much for the quick reply. I feel a bit foolish, not recognizing at first that it was not a bee. But glad to know what it really is!

 
Nothing to feel foolish about. It's a bee mimic, and a good one :)

You might have a better chance at getting a more specific identification if you click edit and replace this photo with one cropped to "just the bug," and if you move the image to Diptera or Syrphidae.

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