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Syrphidae - Cheilosia

Syrphidae - Cheilosia
Tillamook, Oregon, USA
April 25, 2010
Size: 9-10 mm
Fly is feeding on dandelion's nectar. Mixed forest.

Moved from Syrphid Flies.

Moved from Flies.

Among Syrphidae, wing veins are also close in Brachyopini.

A better candidate than my guess.
Xylota has enlarged rear femur; this fly doesn't.

Moved from ID Request.

Might be Xylota.
Suggest you post known flies to Flies (Diptera) or better for more responsive expert review.

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