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Syrphid - Myolepta

Syrphid - Myolepta
Indian Road area, Los Padres National Forest, Monterey County, California, USA
May 6, 2017
Size: ~1cm
Found adjacent to flowing creek with gravel substrate in mixed oak conifer habitat

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Syrphid - Myolepta Syrphid - Myolepta

Moved from Cheilosia.

Moved from Syrphid Flies.

I changed my mind
I changed my mind after discussion with Dr. Martin Hauser and have identified it as Myolepta.
The upper outer cross-vein meets R4+5 very close to wing tip in Myolepta but much further removed from tip in Cheilosia.

Myolepta lunulata was suggested in my cross post to inaturalist: