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Hover Fly? - Lejops

Hover Fly? - Lejops
Sailor Bar, American River Parkway, Sacramento County, California, USA
May 13, 2020
Size: 1/2 inch
I observed 2 of these flies visiting cattails bordering a pond west of Illinois Avenue. I suspect that the fly is a hover fly but I'm open to suggestions.

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Moved whilst we wait for Martin's thoughts.

Lejops (subgenus Anasimyia)
Lejops (subgenus Anasimyia) … male.
In Europe, Anasimyia is given full genus status and North America is likely to follow but at present they are still being placed in Lejops. As it is from California, I have sent it to Dr.Martin Hauser who may be able to put a species name on it...

 
Sorry not sure about the spec
Sorry not sure about the species. There are several undescribed species in CA. This one was found very close, so maybe I should get my net out and check a few of the habitats, it is a great time for Syrphid activity in CA right now...

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