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Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

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Species Sphecomyia vittata

bee looking fly - Sphecomyia vittata Sphecomyia vittata Syrphid Fly - Sphecomyia vittata Syrphid - Sphecomyia vittata Sphecomyia vittata? - Sphecomyia vittata Yellowjacket Like Syrphid on Amelanchier canadensis - Sphecomyia vittata Syrphid? found mated in sesiid pheromone trap - Sphecomyia vittata - female Sphecomyia vittata
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Aschiza")
Family Syrphidae (Hover Flies)
Subfamily Eristalinae
Tribe Milesiini
Subtribe Criorhinina
Genus Sphecomyia
Species vittata (Sphecomyia vittata)
Explanation of Names
Sphecomyia vittata (Wiedemann 1830)
QC-FL to MB-NM(1)
Apparently a Batesian mimic of Vespula squamosa worker