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Syrphid sp. - Megasyrphus laxus - female

Syrphid sp. - Megasyrphus laxus - Female
East Sooke Park, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
September 22, 2016
Found pretty much at sea level on a seaside rock outcrop with patches of Shore Pine (Pinus contorta var. contorta) and stunted Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii).

Moved from Syrphid Flies.

Megasyrphus laxus ...... fema
Megasyrphus laxus ...... female

Moved from ID Request.

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