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Fly - Eristalis dimidiata

Fly - Eristalis dimidiata
Northwest, Minnesota, USA
August 30, 2005
I know this isn't the best angle for identification, but any help would be appreciated. Thanks

Shows you what I know. I thi
Shows you what I know. I think it's not a good angle for ID and I get back not only species, but sex? Wow. Thanks.

Eristalis dimidiata
Nice pic of a female of Eristalis dimidiata.

Hi, Martin!
Just wanted to say thank you so much for helping us ID all the lovely Dipterans! Hope all is well with you and that your own projects are going well:-)

This is a flower fly in the family Syrphidae. I usually identify them by the way the one wing vein traces the margin of the wing, as is visible here. Most other flies have only the horizontal veins that end at the wing margin itself. Hope that makes sense:-) This specimen is in the subfamily Eristalinae, which are robust honey bee mimics.

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