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Syrphid on aphid-ridden collards - female

Syrphid on aphid-ridden collards - Female
Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
September 23, 2009
Looks like the fly is laying an egg. That aphid is doomed!

Also, I didn't get a picture, but from the back it looks a lot like this one

Moved from Syrphinae.

Moved from Syrphid Flies.
I think that we can be certain of the subfamily if not the tribe. It is so nice to catch them in the act!

Moved from Syrphid Flies.

Moved from Syrphini.

Pam, I believe Ron was only making an educated guess that this was something in Tribe Syrphini. As per his suggestion, I think Syrphidae (Family-level) placement is the most appropriate move for now.

Yes, that was my intent.

I think I found the right place.

You did

Moved from ID Request.

Tribe Syrphini?
I think so, but am not completely certain. Perhaps Gerard will comment. (Suggestion: Move your post to Syrphids.)

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