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Syrphid Flies (Syrphidae) - Parhelophilus

Syrphid Flies (Syrphidae) - Parhelophilus
Columbia/Garth Nature Area, Boone County, Missouri, USA
June 23, 2011
Size: 1 - 1.5 cm
Found in a Missouri general wetland area in summer. Pretty sure it's some type of Bee Mimic Fly or Eristalini. It looks most like Helophilus OR Parhelophilus. I favor the later based on my best look at the wing differentiation, but not at all sure of that. Any ID help is most appreciated.

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Syrphid Flies (Syrphidae) - Parhelophilus Syrphid Flies (Syrphidae) - Parhelophilus

Subfamily Eristalinae?
Maybe Helophilus?

Just a guess. There are others that are similar, so wait for another opinion.

 
it is too orange for Helophil
it is too orange for Helophilus....

 
I almost added "or parhelophi
I almost added "or parhelophilus", but since I don't really know this group, I just left it.

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