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Syrphid Fly (Xylotini)? - Pyrophaena granditarsis

Syrphid Fly (Xylotini)? - Pyrophaena granditarsis
NE of Thief River Falls, Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge County, Minnesota, USA
August 2, 2010
Size: Length ~ 6-8 mm
As usual, another confounding fly. I'm hoping that someone will recognize this specimen. Thanks for any and all help! ;-)

Moved from Syrphid Flies.

Platycheirus (Pyrophaena) granditarsa.

Wow! Thank you!
I'm amazed! Thank you! ;-)

Wonderful find, Carl, plus an ID to species.
Thanks to Gerard for the latter. We have so few of that genus IDed to species. (This is just the second P. granditarsa.)

Very Cool!
Gosh, I'm really amazed! Thank you, Gerard and Ron! ;-)

Moved from Flies.

Moved from ID Request.

Please move your post to Flies (Diptera)
for expert attention. It is a male syrphid and likely in Xylotini.

Thanks, Ron...
Hmmm...I'm not sure how to actually 'move' the 'post to flies', so I just edited the Header. Will that work? (I'm a newbie.)

We'll fix it.
Go back to the original header. The idea here is to move your post to a place where fly experts will easily see it. To do so...

Click on tag. Your photo will appear in the left column as a thumbnail.

Navigate to Flies (Diptera), selecting the Image page. Here, it's easy with this link:

Click on move tagged image and you're done.

(I think I have all the terminology right. If you have any problems, let me know here and/or check the Help tab.)

Thank you so much!
Thanks, Ron! Your instructions wonderful! ;-) The specimen was moved to Diptera. (Gosh, now I'd better go and follow that same procedure that for another specimen that I was asked to move a day or so ago!)

Well, as long as you're in a movin' mood...
Check out this article:

That's very helpful. Whew! Lot's going on behind those images on ID Request!

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