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Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

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Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

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Species Megasyrphus laxus

Blue stripe Hoverfly  - Megasyrphus laxus 3014064 syrph - Megasyrphus laxus Parasyrphus? - Megasyrphus laxus - female Parasyrphus? - Megasyrphus laxus - female syrphid - Megasyrphus laxus - male Blera species?? - Megasyrphus laxus Syrphid Fly? S - Megasyrphus laxus Blue striped hoverfly on Joe Pye weed - Megasyrphus laxus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Aschiza")
Family Syrphidae (Hover Flies)
Subfamily Syrphinae
Tribe Syrphini
Genus Megasyrphus
Species laxus (Megasyrphus laxus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eriozona annulipes (Zetterstedt 1838), Eriozona laxa
Explanation of Names
Megasyrphus laxus (Osten Sacken 1875)