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Mallota or Eristalis? - Mallota bautias

Mallota or Eristalis? - Mallota bautias
Monticello, Minnesota, USA
May 31, 2012
Originally I thought this might be Eristalis anthophorina, but it looks more like something in the genus Mallota.

Moved from Eristalis anthophorina.

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Mallota bautias .... male
Mallota bautias.
Eristalis has the R1 vein and R2+3 vein meeting to form a stalk before reaching wing margin. Here the veins reach wing margin separately. Look at the huge hind femora.