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Plump Syrphid - Eristalis transversa - male

Plump Syrphid - Eristalis transversa - Male
East Greenwich, Kent County, Rhode Island, USA
July 24, 2010
Size: 15mm
Male?

Moved
Moved from Syrphid Flies.

Yes, a male Transverse Flower Fly
Generally - but not always - a syrphid with eyes touching top center is male. (Varies by genus. Verify by images here - mating or those that are labeled by gender.)

 
Thanks.
Someone mentioned the Syrphid eye-sexing diagnostic to me two weeks ago, but I don't know the exceptions to the rule so I still had to ask :)

 
Ask away - my pleasure!
It's good to have gender on more posts. The eye thing works with many other flies, and now you know how to confirm which ones.

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