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Goldenrod bug 1 - Spilomyia fusca

Goldenrod bug 1 - Spilomyia fusca
Brunswick, Maine, USA
August 15, 2004
About one inch long. Seems too big for a Syrphid fly. The yellow spots are goldenrod pollen.

That is beautiful!

Super photo
Yep, that is the right ID. Never have seen this species myself:-(

Vince recently posted a similar one
And Eric id'd it: