Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Photo#219784
Flower Fly - Melanostoma mellinum - female

Flower Fly - Melanostoma mellinum - Female
Sitka County, Alaska, USA
August 26, 2008
I had a difficult time getting a good angle on this fly, so hopefully the two photos I got will provide enough for some level of id below subfamily. Relatively small, I would guess no more than 1cm long.

Images of this individual: tag all
Flower Fly - Melanostoma mellinum - female Flower Fly - Melanostoma mellinum - female

Moved
Moved from Melanostoma.

Moved
Moved from Syrphid Flies.

Melanostoma sp.
Female!

Wings seem outlandishly large/wide, but...
I'll hazard a guess and say Platycheirus. More photos here:
http://nathistoc.bio.uci.edu/diptera/Platycheirus.htm

 
Moving -
to Syrphidae for now...