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UID FLY - Eristalis dimidiata

UID FLY - Eristalis dimidiata
Grove, Delaware County, Oklahoma, USA
October 28, 2009

Moved from Eristalis.

Moved from ID Request.

I'm almost positive that this ia a syrphid fly...
...and my best guess would be one of the Eristalis species:

Not confident about that though, so probably best to wait for one of the fly experts to comment and/or confirm. :-) Lovely image, BTW -- such a stunning red backdrop for this attractive syrphid.

Eristalis, seconded.
I'd say it's safe to move your post there, where it may attract expert attention. (FYI, it's generally best to post flies to Flies (Diptera) for quickest expert review.)