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Bee mimic (Mallota) - Mallota mississippensis - female

Bee mimic (Mallota) - Mallota mississippensis - Female
Glen Burnie, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA
April 15, 2010
Size: ~13mm
Maybe M. bautias? Female, I think, but not positive.

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Bee mimic (Mallota) - Mallota mississippensis - female Bee mimic (Mallota) - Mallota mississippensis - female Bee mimic (Mallota) - Mallota mississippensis - female

Moved
Moved from Mallota albipilis.

Request to use photo in our hover fly field guide
Sorry to contact you through BugGuide but the email address I have for you didn’t work. We are finishing work on a field guide to hover flies of northeastern North America (http://www.canacoll.org/Diptera/Staff/Skevington/Syrphidae/Syrphidae.htm) that will be published later this year and would like to use this image if possible. Please contact me at jhskevington@gmail.com to let me know if this is possible or not. I can send you more details about the book via email, allow you access to a pdf draft copy of the guide and offer you a copy of the guide when it is published. Thanks for considering this request! Jeff Skevington

Moved
Moved from Mallota bautias.

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Moved from Mallota.

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Moved from ID Request.

Yes, a female
On male of this genus, eyes touch at top front. True of many syrphids. (Easiest way to check is by going to genus image page, then using rollovers to find gender.)

 
actually in the other picture
actually in the other picture you can see that the eyes do NOT completely touch, they are just a bit apart, but it is still a male, one of the rare exceptions...Took me a while to figure this species out... it is a very rare one!

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