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Tribe Bacchini? - Melanostoma

Tribe Bacchini? - Melanostoma
Outside Richmond, Hanover County, Virginia, USA
March 26, 2020
Size: Tiny
On a wildflower on my property filled with native plantings, in a rural area. 3:47PM

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Tribe Bacchini? - Melanostoma Tribe Bacchini? - Melanostoma

Moved from Platycheirus.

Moved from Syrphid Flies.

Melanostoma ... male.
Melanostoma ... male.
I changed my mind on this one after conversation with Martin and Andrew.
Usually you would expect yellow markings visible from this angle but they are variable and they can be smaller and much less conspicuous...

Cropped and moved for expert attention
Moved from ID Request.

As a courtesy to other site visitors, please crop your pics as close to "just the bug" as possible. Only you and the editors have the ability to view the full size images. Everyone else is left looking at little bugs in a lot of unnecessary background. :)


Sorry about that, will do! 😊