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Generic syrphid - Dasysyrphus intrudens

Generic syrphid - Dasysyrphus intrudens
Bull of the Woods Trail, Taos Ski Valley, Carson NF, Taos County, New Mexico, USA
July 12, 2012
Size: ~8 mm?
As I recall, the flower is Heracleum maximum.

Moved from Dasysyrphus.

to Jeff Skevington for the ID and V for the move. I'm always happy when one of my pictures happens to be of a species (complex) that's new to the guide.

Dasysyrphus intrudens
This appears to be Dasysyrphus intrudens. intrudens is a complex of species but it is likely to stay that way for a while (until someone tackles the problem using multiple genes). Michelle Locke recently completed a revision of Nearctic Dasysyrphus and all species concepts outside of the intrudens complex are now pretty solid. Publication of her work is expected within a couple of months in Zootaxa.

Moved from Syrphinae.

At least I was on the right track.

Moved from Syrphid Flies.

I see you're closing in.

Reminds me of Lapposyrphus
Reminds me of Lapposyrphus lapponicus but the R4+5 vein may be too straight.

I see what you mean.
Of the species in the guide, this reminds me most of Dasysyrphus osborni. But we'll see.

I think Syrphini.

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