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Fly (Syrphidae) - Meliscaeva cinctella - female

Fly (Syrphidae) - Meliscaeva cinctella - Female
Sitka County, Alaska, USA
July 5, 2007
Size: ~1cm
I think I have at least the family correct. This fly appeared to be feeding on pollen of a cow parsnip (Heracleum maximum).

A couple of other pictures (including a close up of the face) can be seen at:
http://www.sitkanature.org/1000species/?p=220.

looks like a female Meliscaev
looks like a female Meliscaeva

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