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Photo#175845
Syrphid Fly - Eupeodes volucris - female

Syrphid Fly - Eupeodes volucris - Female
Sand Springs, Osage County, Oklahoma, USA
April 6, 2008
Size: 4.76mm (3/16")
Please help with ID.

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Syrphid Fly - Eupeodes volucris - female Syrphid Fly - Eupeodes volucris - female

Moved
Moved from Eupeodes.

Eupeodes female
Because in Syrphus normally the abdomen is a bit more dusted so it looks a bit more dull.
Syrphus usually has bands on the abdomen (but this can vary!) and not spots like this one!
Greetings,

 
Probably Eupeodes volucris
But I'm not completely sure.

Not an ID
but I think this hover fly looks most like the ones in the Syrphus genus.

For example:



I would like to see the pattern on the distal abdomen a bit better - do you have any more photos?

 
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Yea, I know....I tried but this guy was very skittish and apparently pretty smart because it never landed with its back to me. I chased it around for 30 minutes trying to get a good shot but these are all it let me get.

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