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Syrphidae family, Hover or Flower Fly - Toxomerus marginatus - male - female

Syrphidae family, Hover or Flower Fly - Toxomerus marginatus - Male Female
Skidaway Island Sparrow Field, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
April 25, 2010
Size: less than 1/4"
Two Syrphidae flies mating on flower of Oxalis stricta,Yellow Woodsorrel in the 3 1/4 weeded field. I would like to know the species name and the sex of the fly on top.

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Syrphidae family, Hover or Flower Fly - Toxomerus marginatus - male - female Syrphidae family, Hover or Flower Fly - Toxomerus marginatus - male - female

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Syrphidae Family,Hover or Flower Fly
Ken-thank you for your identification as, Toxomerus marginatus and the sex as male. This is a neat little insect and such a welcome friend to our newly created "Pollinator Friendly Area" along a berm to the 3 1/4 acre weeded field.
Fitz
Skidaway Island, Ga

They look like
Toxomerus marginatus to me. The individual on top is the male, I believe.

Let's see if others agree.

 
Agreed.
Check this out for sexing & species ID

 
Syrphidae Family, Hover or Flower Fly
Mark-thank you for the confirmation on the ID. I am enjoying your website, Natureinmy yard.com

Fitz
Skidaway Island, Ga ("Fitz's Nature Photography" @ fitzclarke.com )

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