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Chunky Large Fly? - Merodon equestris - male

Chunky Large Fly? - Merodon equestris - Male
River Haven Drive at 2100 feet in the Sierra foothills, Mariposa County, California, USA
May 8, 2021
Perched in a residential flower garden. One shot and it was gone. Female?

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Merodon equestris .... male
Merodon equestris .. male.
Female has the eyes more widely separated and sides of frons not narrowing but frons narrower here and narrowing to meet for a short distance lower on frons.
Note R4+5 strongly looped and upper outer cross-vein is re-entrant.
Compare female frons below.

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