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Syrphid - Palpada undescribed-species-near-furcata

Syrphid - Palpada undescribed-species-near-furcata
Vero Beach, Indian River County, Florida, USA
January 25, 2006
At first I thought this was a sarcophagid...

Palpada sp.
Hello Sean,
It is a syrphid indeed. It is a member of the genus Palpada, which is very close to Eristalis. Palpada are usually a bit more colorful on the thorax and/ or abdomen, just like this one!
Gerard Pennards

Thanks Gerard!

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