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syrphid fly - Lejops

syrphid fly - Lejops
Morse Wildlife Preserve, Pierce County, Washington, USA
May 7, 2010
Lejops lineatus?

Moved from Lejops lineatus. I've moved it back a level. Can you tell me more about how you know your flies... I don't remember seeing your comments before and your profile page isn't filled out. Thanks.

I collected and identified in
I collected and identified insects for forty years and now I just take pictures. If you check keys of Nearctic Syrphidae and European keys it all helps too.


The face is not produced enou
The face is not produced enough for Anasimiyia lineata and Anasimyia lineata has the dorsal surface of the hind femora in part black.
Perhaps A. lunulata.

Moved from Syrphid Flies. Thanks Ron.

Either there's a lot of variation, or some here are mis-IDed
Based on an ID by Gerard, I'd say you're on safe ground with Lejops lineatus.

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