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Syrphid - Platycheirus

Syrphid - Platycheirus
Big Babson Island, Brooklin, Hancock County, Maine, USA
June 21, 2012

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Moved from Syrphid Flies.

These two genera can be difficult to tell apart; hopefully someone will take the plunge! Moving them out of Syrphidae to clarify the ID situation. I lean towards Ron's ID, personally, since female Melanostoma tend to have triangular markings, but can't be 100% sure.

Melanostoma have front tibia cylindrical. This fly has front tibia expanded. Female Melanostoma have the orange markings reaching sides as a narrowing wing.

Good going, Bill!

Tribe Bacchini
Charley, I think it's Platcheirus, but am not up on eastern species. Please review this post:

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