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Photo#35851
Robber Fly? Syrphid? - Dioprosopa clavata - male

Robber Fly? Syrphid? - Dioprosopa clavata - Male
Encino, Los Angeles County, California, USA
October 29, 2005
Size: 1/2 inch
At first I thought this was a syrphid, but then I noticed the legs are very much like a robber fly. On something so thin my camera's autofocus has fits- so I was lucky to get this one half-way decent view

On lemon verbena in my front yard.

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It really does look like an exact match, down to the exact pattern of markings on the abdomen, but then I don't know if that makes it the same species. If it is, maybe it's the same as this one.

Thanks!

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