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Reality Check: Is this Palpada? - Eristalis stipator - female

Reality Check: Is this Palpada? - Eristalis stipator - Female
Fullerton Arboretum, Fullerton, Orange County, California, USA
October 19, 2008
These flies have been pretty common in SoCal in the last couple of months (Sept., Oct.) and are often found with Eristalis. But these are Palpada, right? (I've shot similar Palpada, but none so far with the smoky markings on the wings, and that makes me wonder.)

If it's any help, I can provide images of other individuals; just ask.

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Reality Check: Is this Palpada? - Eristalis stipator - female Reality Check: Is this Palpada? - Eristalis stipator - female

Moved

 
Thanks, Martin...
...for this ID and also all your recent work getting Eristalis posts moving towards species.

 
It is mainly Bill Deans's wor
It is mainly Bill Deans's work, I double check and move the pics..

 
Good to know.
.

Moved
Moved from Eristalis.

Moved
Moved from Syrphid Flies.

Eristalis sp.
Female

 
Thanks, Gerard
...

Nice images, Ron -
is it OK to move these to Syrphidae? Wish I could help. Maybe Gerard will comment...

 
Thanks, Ken
I lost touch with these. Now they've been moved per your suggestion, but I wonder if Eristalini would have been better. (I think comments are more likely in Syrphidae, but placement is more corect in Eristalini. Either's fine with me.)

 
Either way
sounds fine to me - up to you. Hope you had a good turkey day!

 
Yeah, we had a good Thanksgiving
visiting my son's family in Wichita. Returning to California tomorrow.

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