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Photo#168575
Scaeva pyrastri ?? - Eupeodes volucris - male

Scaeva pyrastri ?? - Eupeodes volucris - Male
Aromas, San Benito County, California, USA
February 6, 2008
Size: ~10mm

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Scaeva pyrastri ?? - Eupeodes volucris - male Scaeva pyrastri ?? - Eupeodes volucris - male

Indeed
this is the male of Eupeodes volucris!
Greetings

 
Thank you Gerard
for the species ID.

Eupeodes vs. Scava
Reminds me of Eupeodes volucris:

Oh, but I see those are maddeningly similar--Scaeva pyrastri here:


Sorry for jumping in when I knew not! Since I can't delete the comment, I just posted the links, and hope to learn something!

 
Thank you Patrick
Your ID is confirmed by Gerard Pennards.

 
I think you may be correct Patrick
This individual has the: "Projecting cylindrical abdomen of male rather distinctive" of Eupeodes volucris, which the other individual which I've seen lacks. I'll wait for further input before I make any changes.