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Fly 5 - male - female

Fly 5 - Male Female
University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire, USA
July 12, 2009
Size: 5 mm?
Size is an estimate from the image and thus may be inaccurate.


Moved from Syrphid Flies.

Xylota or Chalcosyrphus sp.

Moved from ID Request.

Syrphids, but you can do better than that.
Please move your post to Syrphidae for expert attention. Here's a link:

My apologize.
I take on a 'post first-ask questions later" approach to my image entries. This is just the first place I put them up.

No need to apologize - that's the single best way to do it.
Where to post for fastest, best results depends where the experts go first, and that varies by insect. More info here:

With flies - my particular area of interest - Flies (Diptera) is always a good starting point.

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