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Fly - Merapioidus villosus - female

Fly - Merapioidus villosus - Female
Riverbend Regional Park, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
February 23, 2017
Size: rather large
Syrphid Fly?

Wow!
Fantastic find!

One of the rarest and poorest known of the Nearctic Syrphidae. Only 4 specimens have been collected since 1930.

This is the first ever live photograph of this species!

If possible do you remember exact coordinates within the park?

 
location
Lat: 39* 01' 16" N Long: 77* 14'42" W (approximately) It is upstream from the visitor center around 300-400 feet. The river is lined with Silver Maples that are several hundred years old. And there are wet depressions in the bottom land nearby.

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Moved from ID Request.

Merapioidus villosus
Merapioidus villosus

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