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Wasp like fly  - Xanthomelanodes atripennis

Wasp like fly - Xanthomelanodes atripennis
Skidaway Island, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
September 20, 2011
This Wasp like fly, possibly in the Syrphidae family with the orange/red abdomen was nectaring the shallow nectar source, Dill. ID please.

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Wasp like fly  - Xanthomelanodes atripennis Wasp like fly  - Xanthomelanodes atripennis

Moved
Moved from Xanthomelanodes.

 
Keith- thank you for the conf
Keith- thank you for the confirmation and having placed my submission within the species.

Tachinidae: Xanthomelanodes atripennis
Tachinidae: Xanthomelanodes atripennis

 
Norm- thank you for having id
Norm- thank you for having identified the species as "Xanthomelanodes atripennis". Each year I digitally document this fly feeding on various nectar sources on our 150 yard berm "Pollinator Friendly Area", within our 3 1/4 acre Sparrow Field.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Xanthomelanodes sp.

 
Don- boy that was fast. Thank
Don- boy that was fast. Thank you for providing the genus, Xanthomelanodes to this beautiful fly. Fitz

 
I have my moments.
Xanthomelanodes was all over the backyard earlier this summer. Spectacular beast it is!

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