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Syrphid - Dasysyrphus laticaudus

Syrphid - Dasysyrphus laticaudus
Merrimack, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
May 22, 2010

Moved from Dasysyrphus.

I think D. laticaudus, using
I think D. laticaudus, using the new Locke and Skevington key (Zootaxa 3660, 2013).

The maculae on tergites 3-4 appear to not reach the edge of the abdomen, which rules out limatus, the intrudens species complex, and venustus. D. amalopis also shows up in NH, but has strongly constricted maculae on tergites 3-4 instead of the regular maculae shown here.

Moved from Syrphid Flies.