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Syrphid - Copestylum lentum - female

Syrphid - Copestylum lentum - Female
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens, Claremont, Los Angeles County, California, USA
January 10, 2006
Size: ~7mm
On Encelia asperifolia (a sunflower native to Baja California)

The syrphid fly, I presume, is native to California. From what I can see of the wings, it looks like a syrphid. The face with a dark step-like pattern (reminiscent of a Pueblo cloud abstraction) ought to lead somewhere. Also, the relatively long, bilobed antennae, antleresque, should be telling; haven't found a sample of those yet. Meanwhile, can someone help?

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Moved
Moved from Copestylum lentum.

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Moved from Copestylum.

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