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syrphid fly - Parhelophilus laetus

syrphid fly - Parhelophilus laetus
Bellingham, Whatcom County, Washington, USA
May 27, 2017
According to expert Jeff Skevington (http://bugguide.net/node/view/663464/bgpage), "Leg colour pattern helps to identify this species."

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Can you tell us how you arrived at the species-level ID?
I asked Bill Dean, who told me, "There are no features, such as leg colour, that are diagnostic for species identification that I can see in this specimen.... I am only confident to genus."

Were you able to obtain an expert determination elsewhere?

Thanks.

 
Yes, as already commented on the other page :)
Compare with http://bugguide.net/node/view/663464/bgpage

Same leg color patterns, same abdomen pattern.

Also:
Home » Guide » Arthropods (Arthropoda) » Hexapods (Hexapoda) » Insects (Insecta) » Flies (Diptera) » "Aschiza" » Syrphid Flies (Syrphidae)
Key to the genera of nearctic Syrphidae, see photo p. 286.

 
Well, duh! :)
Guess I was focused on the "move" comments. I never noticed your edits to the Remarks section. Sorry about that!

Gotta say, though... I'm leery of photo matching when the experts aren't confident--especially when BG has examples of only four of the ten species in our area. Entirely your call though.

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