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Syrphid - Syritta pipiens - female

Syrphid - Syritta pipiens - Female
Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
June 30, 2005
Size: 7mm

Syritta indeed! Female of S. pipiens
Beatriz is quite right!
And there is only one species in the nearctic: S. pipiens, this one is the female.
Gerard Pennards

It has the very thick femurs of Syritta, check this page

S. pipiens
Thanks Beatriz, you and Gerard nailed this one down.