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Fly on Black Sage - Scaeva pyrastri

Fly on Black Sage - Scaeva pyrastri
Carmichael, Sacramento County, California, USA
April 26, 2011
Size: > honey bee approx.
Sunny, temperature 65 1:00 afternoon.

Moved
Moved from Syrphid Flies.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

This is
family Syrphidae (hover aka flower flies).

Look near genus Eupeodes.

Better yet, look at Eupeodes volucris

 
I'd say Scavia pyrastri
But it's a close call. See:

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