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Syrphidae subgenus Paragus 1 - Paragus - female

Syrphidae subgenus Paragus 1 - Paragus - Female
Millhaven, Lennox & Addington, Ontario, Canada
August 17, 2010
Size: 5-6mm
small syrphid like fly, markings on head looks more like a Tabanidae

Moved
Moved from Paragus.

Moved
Moved from Flies.

Paragus sp., female
So it is a syrphid anyhow...
Greetings

 
Never would have guessed that!
Thanks, Gerard. Do you know if those are hair stripes on the eyes?

 
Yes, these stripes on the eye
Yes, these stripes on the eyes are hairs. They are used in keys as a character, because there are also species where the hairs are evenly distributed over the eyes.

 
Thanks; that had me quite confused.
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Moved
Moved from Syrphid Flies.

I don't think this is a syrphid.
It looks a lot like one, but I can't see the spurious vein. Suggest you move your post to Flies (Diptera) for a better chance at ID.

 
Eristalinae?
I see the extra vein in the left wing. It looks like a melanistic blend of Spilomyia (for the eyes) and Sericomyia (for venation and body pattern).

 
unknown fly
Thanks for the advise, I agree I could not see the spurious vein myself.

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