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Syrphid Fly - Lapposyrphus lapponicus - male

Syrphid Fly - Lapposyrphus lapponicus - Male
Pack Forest (near Eatonville), PIerce County, Washington, USA
July 12, 2009
Yet another critter on the "Trail of the Giants".

See other images from the 2009 BugGuide Gathering here: gathering_2009

Moved from Syrphini.

Moved from Syrphid Flies.

Tribe Syrphini
Looks like Eupeodes

I agree
..and it's a male.

Just a thought - any chance i
Just a thought - any chance it's Lapposyrphus instead? The R4+5 vein looks to my naive eye like it may actually bend up instead of being straight as in Eupeodes.

Could be
Arguably the closest post we have to it. Martin IDed it to tribe, which I still propose here:

Moved from ID Request.

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