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Hover Fly - Allograpta obliqua

Hover Fly - Allograpta obliqua
Shipley nature Center, Huntington Beach, Orange County, California, USA
August 30, 2008
Size: smaller than a housefly
Allograpta obliqua? or Toxomerus? or something else?

Moved from ID Request to Guid
Moved from ID Request to Guide at species level.

Allograpta obliqua
A male - eyes touch at top.

It does look a lot like Toxomerus from this angle, but pattern differs from the three Toxomerus species in this area. (Actually in all the U.S., except Florida.)

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