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Photo#259948
No Fly FLy - Mallota posticata

No Fly FLy - Mallota posticata
Rankin County, Mississippi, USA
March 21, 2009
Size: 1/2" - 5/8"

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Moved
Moved from Mallota.

Moved
Moved from Eristalinae.

Moved
Moved from Syrphid Flies.

fascinating shots
of a teneral syrphid

Looks like Mallota sp.
Looks a LOT like Mallota sp.
But it's a Syrphid for sure.

Looks like a male syrphid
One of the bumblebee mimics, I'd guess. (Face shot is good to have; sometimes hair on eyes is diagnostic. WSe sure can't go off wing veins!)

 
Subfamily Eristalinae
Covers the main bumblebee mimics and might be where people would look for something like this.

 
Veins
The topology of the wing veins should be determinable from the closeup even if the measurements are not.

Info
Did you wait for the wings to "inflate"? See this sequence...

May have just emerged from pupa -
wings not fully developed yet. Did you stick around for any length of time?

 
More
More than an hour and it was completely dry when I started to observe. I looked for a pupa case or a reasonably sized hole below or in the tree and found nothing.

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