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syrphid fly - Eristalis tenax

syrphid fly - Eristalis tenax
clifton park , saratoga County, New York, USA
October 10, 2017
I frequently see syrphid flies in my garden, this one had much more gold coloration rather than bright yellow as i'm used to seeing. it almost has the same colors as a apis mellifera

Moved from Syrphid Flies.

Eristalis tenax ..... female.
Eristalis tenax ..... female.
The two converging darker hair stripes on eyes (this feature is often difficult to see) and the band at posterior margin of tergite 2 is orange.

Moved from ID Request.

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