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Ocyptamus sp. - Pelecinobaccha costata

Ocyptamus sp. - Pelecinobaccha costata
Auburn, Lee County, Alabama, USA
June 30, 2008
Size: ~10mm
on lotus flower

Moved from Ocyptamus.

Pelecinobaccha costata? See
Pelecinobaccha costata? See for discussion. The range information on the Key to the Genera of Nearctic Syrphidae shows this species across eastern North America down to FL...


Moved from Syrphid Flies.

Not very likely it's Ocyptamus costatus
You're way out of range; that one is in the Great Lakes area. Martin is an expert, so genus Ocyptamus is probably as far as this identification will go.

Go to this Info page for details on range:

Then click on the Data tab to see a map showing where and when Bug Guide posts for this insect originated.

Possibly you are right, I did not see the black middle line on face. The face of my species is all black. However, I will try to catch another one for ID.

Moved from Flies.

this is a syrphid genus Ocypt
this is a syrphid genus Ocyptamus

I'm sure someone here will gi
I'm sure someone here will give you an ID shortly.
I just wanted to let you know this is a fly, not a bee.
If you want you can try looking through the fly section here.

(try syriphid maybe, Ocyptamus?)

sorry my mistake
Yes, a fly.

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