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Small fly with orange on the side - Eupeodes

Small fly with orange on the side - Eupeodes
near The Woodlands TX (North of Houston), Montgomery County, Texas, USA
December 17, 2016
Looks a lot like the Allograpta that was ID'd yesterday but I didn't see any orange on the side of the other guy. Thanks for ID help! That's a basil flower.

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Small fly with orange on the side - Eupeodes Small fly with orange on the side, otherwise similar to Allograpta - Eupeodes

Thanks Ken & Bill!
Thanks Ken & Bill!

Moved
Moved from Syrphini.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Not Allograpta. No yellow str
Not Allograpta. No yellow stripe or yellow posterior callus or white/yellow marks on pleurae. Could be Lapposyrphus but only safe in Syrphini as important wing venation can't be seen. The orange is just the pollen the fly has eaten and nothing to di with identification.

 
Wing shot added
Thanks Bill. I added a shot showing some wing detail per your comment, in case that helps narrow things down.

 
The R4+5 doesn't look dipped
The R4+5 doesn't look dipped ( seen in the other image ) and looking at the frons, we can probably say it is Eupeodes, subgenus Metasyrphus.

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