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Hover fly to ID - Scaeva pyrastri - female

Hover fly to ID - Scaeva pyrastri - Female
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
May 15, 2005
Another hoverfly to ID. I don't have any record of this in my files and hope its not a species that I have posted earlier. ID would be appreciated, thanks.

Female Scaeva pyrastri
Hello Kildale,
Without any doubt a female of Scaeva pyrastri.
Very characteristic are the shape and color (white) of the spots on the abdomen, and the clearly inflated frons of the head!
Greetings,
Gerard Pennards

 
Hover fly
Thanks Gerard for the ID.Always great to add another species to my site.