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Coelioxys sp? - Coelioxys octodentatus

Coelioxys sp? - Coelioxys octodentatus
Ohio, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
July 15, 2016
I'm a botanist learning about the pollinators the visit a demonstration prairie at the Ohio State Fairgrounds. At fist I thought this might be a fly mimic (is it?) because of the open wings, but now I'm wondering if it is a Coelioxys sp? Thanks for your help!


Coelioxys male
likely octodentata

Moved from ID Request.

Hover Fly?
Family Syrphidae.

Thank you
Thank you Michael- so I just want to be certain, you are 100% sure this is a Syrphidae and NOT a bee? I want to make sure, as I'm creating a poster to help our human visitors identify our pollinator visitors.

definitely a male Coelioxys bee
NOT a syrphid

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