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Photo#174032
A black and yellow hoverfly, with more black than yellow - Eupeodes volucris - female

A black and yellow hoverfly, with more black than yellow - Eupeodes volucris - Female
Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County, California, USA
March 5, 2008
Size: Not Sure

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A black and yellow hoverfly, with more black than yellow - Eupeodes volucris - female A black and yellow hoverfly, with more black than yellow - Eupeodes volucris - female

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Genus Eupeodes
Too small to be Scaeva pyrastri so next best choice is Genus Eupeodes. It may be a female Eupeodes volucris although it is a bit small for that species as well; please wait for an expert to confirm or dispute or provide additional insight.

 
E. volucris does look good.
See:

 
I corrected the size to not sure!
And thanks for the help!

 
Thanks Ted-
I will jump into Eupeodes and get my feet wet! Thanks for the info!
...Yes, very similar to Eupeodes volucris!

 
I think my size estimate was way off
It doesn't make sense it could be that small, and I have more than one fairly good shots of this fly in flight. That would be pretty hard for something 4 to 5mm! 8mm seems more likely, which is close to the size of Eupeodes volucris

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