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Syrphid - Dasysyrphus venustus - male

Syrphid - Dasysyrphus venustus - Male
Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
May 6, 2012
Size: 9mm

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Syrphid - Dasysyrphus venustus - male Syrphid - Dasysyrphus venustus - male

Moved
Moved from Dasysyrphus.

I think Dasysyrphus venustus,
I think Dasysyrphus venustus, using the new Locke and Skevington key (Zootaxa 3660, 2013).

The maculae on tergies 3-4 appear to reach the edge of the abdomen, and the maculae on tergite 2 are large, so it's either venustus or the intrudens species complex. To me, the maculae fit the description of venustus (transverse, constricted slightly medially, medial edge swollen slightly) better than the intrudens species complex (arcuate/lunulate, U/V shape on anterior edge, constricted in the middle, large swelling on medial edge). This fly's marks do look a bit intermediate, but I'm pretty comfortable saying venustus.

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