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Syrphid? - Chalcosyrphus nemorum - male

Syrphid? - Chalcosyrphus nemorum - Male
Soquel, Santa Cruz County, California, USA
August 23, 2011
This appears to be a male syrphid, but which one?

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Syrphid? - Chalcosyrphus nemorum - male Syrphid? - Chalcosyrphus nemorum - male Syrphid? - Chalcosyrphus nemorum - male

Moved
Moved from Chalcosyrphus.

Moved
Moved from Xylotina.

Moved

Moved
Moved from Xylotini.

Moved
Moved from Xylotini.

Moved
Moved from Syrphid Flies.

Possibly Syritta pipiens
Possibly Syritta pipiens.

 
I had wondered about that myself...
...The ones that I have submitted from quite a while back seemed to have a longer body, however, the general shape, and markings are very similar. In fact, I was afraid that the overall darkness of these images would prevent people from seeing the markings on the abdomen at all.

Thanks for the suggestion, I am going to take a look at some more photos of S. pipiens!

 
Mac, also check Tribe Xylotini
Xylota, maybe, but I think there's yet another. And yeah, I almost missed those markings.

 
Hi, Ron!
Xylotini looks very good to me, too. Maybe someone else will weigh in on this...

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