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Eristalis species? - Eristalis obscura

Eristalis species? - Eristalis obscura
Galiano Island, British Columbia, Canada
May 27, 2017

Moved from Eristalis.

Further comment
Note the R4+5 vein is thickened at base where it joins R2+3 in Eristalis rupium but not here.

Hind metatarsus somewhat pale
Hind metatarsus somewhat paler than remaining tarsi, which is not seen in interrupta and pterostigma too elongate for interrupta but not long enough along actual costa for rupium. Eristalis rupium has the R4+5 vein at base where it joins R2+3 vein noticebly thickened.
Eristalis hirta also has uniformly coloured tarsi.

Moved from Syrphid Flies.

Moved from Flies.

I think this is Eristalis obs
I think this is Eristalis obscura .... female.
I have sent it to Martin for a second opinion.

First I thought it is hirta,
First I thought it is hirta, but the hind ocellus to eye distance is more like in rupium/obscura, but what about interrupta?

Thanks, Bill & Martin!

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