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flower fly full of eggs? - Melanostoma mellinum - female

flower fly full of eggs? - Melanostoma mellinum - Female
South Slough Reserve, Coos County, Oregon, USA
September 20, 2016
I suspect identification beyond 'Syrphinae' is impossible, but I would like to verify this female is full of eggs. Also, am I seeing green halteres. That seems like an odd color.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Melanostoma mellinum ..... fe
Melanostoma mellinum ..... female.
At the present time all Melanostoma are identified as M.mellinum but there may be more than one species involved. Time will tell.