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Photo#1326759
Mallota sp.? - Mallota sackeni

Mallota sp.? - Mallota sackeni
Valemount, Fraser-Fort George, British Columbia, Canada
June 22, 2016
Found on shrubs at edge of pastureland

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Moved from Syrphid Flies.

I think this is Mallota sackeni
I think this is Mallota sackeni. I have sent it to Martin for confirmation.

 
Thanks!
It'll be nice to add the genus to BC's map!

 
it is a very rare fly, restri
it is a very rare fly, restricted to the West Coast, but not found very often! Great find

 
West Coast clarification
Hi Martin,

This photo is from just west of the Rocky Mountains, so I was just hoping to clarify whether "West Coast" meant west of the Rockies. Is that correct?

 
Yes, I think the species coul
Yes, I think the species could even be found in W-Montana, ID, and some places in NV....

 
Excellent
Now that I know it, I'll try to find more and get better photos. This was just pure serendipity. I am just learning my syrphids, so it's a treat to have found a good one already!

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Thanks!

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