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Syrphidae - Helophilus - female

Syrphidae - Helophilus - Female
Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
September 2, 2006

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Moved from Flies.
I vote for Helophilus too.

 
Great!
Thanks to Ken's posting the two as thumbnails, I started looking at color of thorax stripes with renewed interest. Helophilus has a gray cast, while Parhelophilus is yellow. (I'm putting this info here so it gets broader circulation. Comments welcomed!)

Guessing either...
Helophilus



or Parhelophilus



Any idea how big it was?

 
Pretty sure it's Helophilus
Thanks for thumbnailing both genera, Ken. Seeing the different stripes on the thoraxes together leads me to believe this is Helophilus. (I had a suspicion of this distinction before, but never followed it up.)

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