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Syrphid Fly - male

Syrphid Fly - Male
Lacey (near Olympia), Thurston County, Washington, USA
April 10, 2010
Another possible Syrphus?

Moved from Syrphini.

Moved from Syrphid Flies.

Tribe Syrphini
Either Eupeodes or Epistrophe. (On Syrphus, the light straps "wrap around" to the bottom. On the other two, they're separated by a black margin.) Thorax shape points me to Eupeodes, but hairiness indicates Epistrophe. Clearly I need some professional help, but you expected that, didn't you, Kevin?

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