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Syrphidae 04a - Eristalis arbustorum - male

Syrphidae 04a - Eristalis arbustorum - Male
Canyon Park, Bothell, Snohomish County, Washington, USA
September 14, 2008
Found nectaring on semi-wild mint in the yard

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Syrphidae 04a - Eristalis arbustorum - male Syrphidae 04b - Eristalis arbustorum - male Syrphidae 04c - Eristalis arbustorum - male

Moved

I'm quite sure
This is a male Eristalis arbustorum, the black Ron is referring to is not a black stripe on it's face!
Greetings

 
I defer to the expert.
Gerard knows his flies. (And yours, too.)

On second thought, the line looks more like antennae. Duh!

Not an ID -
but closely resembles our images of Eristalis arbustorum - see, for example:



Please wait for one of our fly experts to confirm, though...

 
Likely Eristalis
Not E. arbustorum, which requires a white face, i.e. no black line. (I think I see part of the line here.) Disclaimer: I'm not an expert.

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