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A most bee-like Fly - Eristalinus taeniops

A most bee-like Fly - Eristalinus taeniops
San Pedro, Los Angeles County, California, USA
November 9, 2008

Dear Rob, I am just gathering
Dear Rob, I am just gathering all the records of this species and I would like to know if I can use the data of this fly for a potential publication.
Cheers
martin

 
Eristalinus taeniops
Feel Free to use any data related to this image and the image itself, for that matter. If you would like a larger version of this pic I would be happy to email a higher rez jpeg.

Rob Ransom

P.S. Is this insect now common in So Cal?

 
Thanks a lot! There is only
Thanks a lot!
There is only one published record of this species from Florida from 1985, but none of the bugguiders have ever photographed it there, while several took pictures of it in S-California... That is one of the reasons why I want to document this, so we can see if it spreads further in future...(and I guess it will)
Cheers
Martin

 
The Next Year
Almost exactly one year later I find myself recording this insect again and on a flower of the same plant... see http://bugguide.net/node/view/352610

Eristalinus taeniops
Female, an invasive Syrphidae species originating from Europe!
Greetings

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