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Photo#1616949
Parhelophilus - Lejops

Parhelophilus - Lejops
Niapiskau Island, Quebec, Canada
June 27, 2018

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Parhelophilus - Lejops Parhelophilus - Lejops

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Moved from Syrphid Flies.

Safe in Anasimyia
Safe in Anasimyia .... female.
I don`t think this can be lineata (Lejops lineatus) as that has the hind femora with a black patch.

To me the face looks more con
To me the face looks more conically projected like Lejops lineatus rather than Parhelophilus?

 
I agree this not Parhelophilus
I agree this not Parhelophilus. There have been DNA studies on Lejops (sensu lato) and there is some thought that Lejops lineatus is restricted to the Palearctic and is a different species in North America. The above complex has part of the dorsal surface of hind femora black in basal half.
This specimen has the dorsal surface of hind femora yellow. I don`t think the face is long or pointed enough for lineatus and I am following the lead of Professor Jeff Skevington and I think this is Anasimyia anausis... female ( DNA separating it from the former lunulata which is now considered Palearctic).
I have sent it to Jeff for his opinion.

 
Interesting discussion, but f
Interesting discussion, but far beyond my skills. So I will wait for future developments. Thanks to both of you.

 
Indeed, mor similar to L. lin
Indeed, mor similar to L. lineatus. Thanks !


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