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Small Syrphidae - Allograpta obliqua

Small Syrphidae - Allograpta obliqua
Hitchcock Nature Area, Honey Creek, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, USA
September 26, 2010
Size: ~ 7 mm
The size and shape reminds me of the Toxomerus marginatus I photographed earlier this year, but the abdominal pattern is different on this one...

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Markings on tergite 2 are consistent with obliqua; see:


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Allograpta obliqua
Proportionally longer and thinner than T. marginatus, but coloration can be quite close. Note oblique markings near end of abdomen, which point to species.

 
Thanks, Ron!
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