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Syrphid Fly - Lejops

Syrphid Fly - Lejops
Elkton, Douglas County, Oregon, USA
June 27, 2009
Sorry about the poor image quality, but the fly wouldn't let me get closer than about 8 feet. I think it's a female Syrphid.

Moved from Eristalini.

Moved from Helophilus.

Not Helophilus?
This doesn't look like the US species of Helophilus. I think it is Parhelophilus or Lejops.

The only species you should have at low elevation are H. fasciatus and H. latifrons.

Good call, John.
After another look, I'm fairly certain it's Lejops. Abdomen seems a bit dessicated.

Moved from Syrphid Flies.

Thanks, Ron   :-P)

Yes, female syrphid
Pretty sure it's Helophilus, a sun lover. First one I shot wouldn't let me get close, either.