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Syrphid Fly - Allograpta obliqua - female

Syrphid Fly - Allograpta obliqua - Female
Blue River Sand Barrens, Grant County, Wisconsin, USA
August 25, 2007

Moved from obliqua or exotica.

Markings on tergite 2 are consistent with obliqua; see:


Allograpta obliqua?
I think there's an oblique marking towards the rear of the abdomen, but can't quite make it out from this angle. Do you have a shot from above, even if it's not wonderful?

That is it...the other photos
That is it...the other photos I have are out of focus but I looked back at them and it is a definite match.

I'm always amazed when an almost obscure - or almost obscured - clue solves the puzzle. Some blurry dragonfly posts that seem totally criptic have received the same ID from several people. Apparently, there's something to be said for gestalt.

Yeah sometimes those photos c
Yeah sometimes those photos come in handy...I just don't post them since I have a certain quality I try and maintain. Thanks again for all the ID help!

Jeff has a neat way of handling that.
He'll post a series of photos and instantly Frass one or more, so they'll go away automatically, hopefully after ID. I should start doing that.

You certainly do maintain high standards on your photos.

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