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Toxomerus geminatus - female

Toxomerus geminatus - Female
Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia, USA
May 31, 2010
Size: .2" or smaller

Moved from ID Request.

This and other images would benefit from some cropping. Remember that only you and the editors can see the full size image; everybody else misses the details.

Ken and Andrew, the two of you are running neck and neck : )

Sorry, I had no idea. I'll try to crop future images in tighter.

You are not alone
Many people don't realize that. I may add that the cropped images show a lot better as thumbnails when you are browsing, so it is a good idea all around.
You can crop the ones you already posted, not just the future ones, edit the post and replace the image. The pattern of this one is slightly out of the ordinary and so it may be worth keeping, otherwise it may end up in Frass as we have lots of this species.

Family Syrphidae - Syrphid Fly
kind of looks like this Toxomerus geminatus

ID - Toxomerus geminatus, female

Syrphid of some kind.
Reminds me of Toxomerus. It's a female, I believe.

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