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Snouted syrphid - Lejops lineatus

Snouted syrphid - Lejops lineatus
Horse Hill Nature Reserve, Merrimack, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
August 26, 2020
Size: 1-1.2 cm
I'm sore that this was the best shot I was able to get of this insect, because as I tried to move around to photograph a dorsal perspective, it up and left. The fly had been basking very briefly on up-turned lily pads in a stretch of drying shoreline of Long Pond at the Horse Hill Nature Reserve. Unfortunately I had to wade in to get even this photo, but the insect was very alert and flighty and fled from me twice. After this shot I never saw it again.

Moved from Syrphid Flies.

We are at present still placi
We are at present still placing this in Lejops lineatus but DNA studies now suggest this is a different species - Eurimyia stipata has been resurrected.
Eurimyia lineata is suggested for some of the more northern specimens.

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