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Syrphidae? 3 - Platycheirus

Syrphidae? 3 - Platycheirus
Big Basin redwoods State Park, Rancho del Oso .8 mile loop, Santa Cruz County, California, USA
October 9, 2011
In a Hairy Catsear

Moved from Syrphid Flies.

I'm not finding
any other platycheirus in my county, except for May 2011. Should I frass one of these or are both of these less then great shots, useable for the guide?

Maybe keep this pic, so we ha
Maybe keep this pic, so we have a record. The females of this genus can often not be identified, even if you have the specimen...If you get a better pic, it is still time to frass these ones...

Moved from Flies.

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