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Wasp? on primrose - Allograpta obliqua

Wasp? on primrose - Allograpta obliqua
San Joaquin Wildlife Preserve (Irvine CA), Orange County, California, USA
October 30, 2009
Size: 1.5 cm

Moved from ID Request.

I wonder about
Allograpta obliqua ??

John's nailed it.
Ironically, I was at the same place yesterday, thinking how I hadn't seen any A. obliqua recently. Jim, we need at shot for January to confirm the presence of this adult fly in OC year 'round.

(Some nice Euopedes are aloft there now. On Tree Hill Trail, entering from the Earth Day parking lot, check out the large clump of buckwheat on the left where the trail splits. At the Duck Club area, check the largest stand of yellow flowers near the Audubon House.)

Thanks All
I'm there weekly for my walks, I'll keep an eye out in January and also check out your suggested location, this insect thing is new and I enjoy the macro opportunities they provide. I'll keep you posted.


Do keep in touch
It's slow on the insect front here/now. If you want to email me so I can send tips when things do heat up, feel free. (Address is at my profile.)

Could be.
Has that pretty distinct abdominal pattern.

Looks like family Syrphidae. Someone else can probably tell you more.

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