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Fly? - Lejops

Fly? - Lejops
Mason Neck, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
May 23, 2020
Size: 1 - 1 1/2 inches
Basking/perched on aquatic vegetation in a marshy area near the lower Potomac River region of Mason Neck.

Moved
Moved from Syrphid Flies.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Anasimyia, one presumes

 
Lejops, subgenus Anasimyia
Anasimyia is given full genus status in Europe but still for the time being is a subgenus of Lejops in North America..
I think this is a male.

 
Agreed on the sex, frustrated
Agreed on the sex, frustrated by the nomenclatural differences still :^)

 
Even in North America, more a
Even in North America, more and more would place this in Anasimyia, giving it full genus status. I personally would do the same and I`m sure eventually it will be so classified.

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