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Hoverfly? - Syrphus

Hoverfly? - Syrphus
Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado, USA
April 15, 2017

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Hoverfly? - Syrphus Hoverfly? 2nd photo - Syrphus

Thanks for the second photo>
Thanks for the second photo> The yellow markings can be clearly seen narrowing before and overlapping side margin confirming the Syrphus identification.

Thanks, Bill
I have about a dozen more that I'll upload over the next few days (due to the emit of 3 a day).

That "limit"...
...dates from a time when there were far fewer editors than there are now. While we wouldn't want to see everyone uploading dozens of specimens a day, you can certainly submit more than three.

Moved from Syrphid Flies.

Syrphus ..... female.
The pruinose thorax with two longitudinal central dorsal stripes on thorax, face totally yellow and yellow marking appearing to overlap tergite edges rules out Eupeodes. (This is difficult to see with wings - Do you have any more pics). The dust spots meeting on frons and markings on tergite 2 narrowing at side margins rules out Epistrophe grossulariae.

Yes, I have more pics
Will upload shortly.

Moved for expert attention
Moved from ID Request.

Welcome to BugGuide!

I see you moved this from ID Request. Does this mean I won't get any more opinions? I ask because the person who commented seemed quite unsure and wanted me to get other opinions. Please clarify. And thanks in advance, Paul

Maybe Eupeodes americanus/pom
Maybe Eupeodes americanus/pompus group?
You'll definitely want to double-check that with someone more experienced than me, though.

Thanks, but...
... your commenting here seems to cause my images to be moved out of the "ID Request" page, so it seems no one else will then comment. Is that right? If so, then your comment is not helpful as you suggest getting other more knowledgeable opinions, and yours seems to precludes that.

Don't worry, you've just been
Don't worry, you've just been bumped up the chain of command to where someone else will find you and let you know for sure. That's why it says "moved for expert attention" or whatever it is in the title. The editor who moved you was passing you along to the syrphid expert so that your photo wouldn't end up buried forever under all the subsequent ID Request photos that come in. ID Request fills up pretty quickly from what I understand, so it's easy to get forgotten at the back of the pile there. No worries.

Not the comment, just standard practice :)
Many experts don't even visit ID Request. Images are moved into the Guide where they are more likely to be seen and identified. The important thing to realize is that the identification process doesn't stop when an image is moved. Your pics are on the Syrphidae page, and will most likely receive a more specific ID before too long.

What Ken said. :)
What Ken said. :)

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