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Soldier flies ? - Toxomerus politus - male

Soldier flies ? - Toxomerus politus - Male
Glenview, Cook County, Illinois, USA
September 22, 2016
Size: 8 mm
Bad picture but they never stopped moving at least the female

Moved from ID Request.

Yes, two male Toxomerus polit
Yes, two male Toxomerus politus.

Male - Syrphid Flies
This looks like two male Toxomerus politus. Check the eye-lines. (eastern range) The females also have slightly wider abdomens.

Thanks . Really surprising,
Thanks . Really surprising, I'm not going to assume anything about flies anymore .

Keying to species
Check the chart below, while you wait for an expert.
Genus = Toxomerus: You should probably un-check the female box.

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