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Sphecomyia fusca

Sphecomyia fusca
Sagehen, Nevada County, California, USA
July 19, 1979

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Sphecomyia fusca Sphecomyia fusca

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Thanks for posting, Martin
It's great to have more syrphids identified to species, particularly with two views to aid in future IDs. On a personal note, I need more experience with viewing mounted specimens, so thanks twice.

 
Glad you like them, I always
Glad you like them, I always feel "bad" for posting dead specimens, but some of them are so rare that even if I see them outside, I rather collect them then photograph them, and some never show the angle you need for the identification. When I take pics in the lab, I have all the time to arrange the specimen and to even combine several shots to one nice pic.... I will do more of the uncommon Syrphids, there is still a lot of diversity out there...
Cheers
MArtin

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