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Syrphid - Allograpta obliqua - male

Syrphid - Allograpta obliqua - Male
Lady Lake, Lake County, Florida, USA
December 4, 2005
ID'd through guide.

Moved from obliqua or exotica.

Markings on tergite 2 are consistent with obliqua; see:


Moved from Allograpta.

Allograpta obliqua.
The only one of the four species that fits. (We now have the Florida maverick Allograpta IDed elsewhere, and it's quite different than this one.)

Moved from Frass.

Moved from Allograpta.

I see a few good reasons for keeping this image a little longer:
It is a very nice one; it is taken in December (guess that this is not surprising for Florida, but interesting nonetheless) and there are 4 species of Allograpta, what if it turns out to be a different species?

Just trying to clean out some unnecessary, and honestly a little embarrassing images.

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