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Syrphid Fly - Sericomyia chalcopyga

Syrphid Fly - Sericomyia chalcopyga
Kodiak, Kodiak County, Alaska, USA
June 3, 2016
Found in a suburban yard near lots of salmonberry bushes

I am informed DNA sequencing
I am informed DNA sequencing is being done to sort out this Sericomyia chalcopyga " complex ".

I`m having trouble with Couplet 13
I`m having trouble with Couplet 13 in Skevington`s key.
a) Abdominal markings with CONCAVE margins? etc.
Definitely Sericomyia. It looks very much like SOME other male images on the S.chalcopyga BugGuide page but....... Maybe Jeff can make some comments on these IDs.

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Male - Syrphid Fly
This looks like a male Sericomyia chalcopyga. (western range) The eyes meet at the top of the head. = ♂

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