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Cylindromyia?

Cylindromyia?
Fairfield, Somerset County, Maine, USA
July 31, 2012
I thought it was definitely Cylindromyia but haven't been able to find a matching image in the guide yet...

Xanthomelanodes?
Any way to tell from this picture?
Have posted some Xanthomelanodes here before...

 
that was my guess, but I am n
that was my guess, but I am not sure...

Moved
Moved from Tachinidae.

Moved
Moved from Syrphid Flies.

Maaaybe Sphegina, if it is a
Maaaybe Sphegina, if it is a syrphid?

Family Tachinidae?
Really odd. I was going towards Cylindromyia too. In the absence of wings, I'd be inclined to frass.

 
wings
the only shot I got with it's wings ended up really blurry, especially the wings...thanks

 
If you get a chance, check Tachinids more closely.
The "wasp waist" and mouth parts on your fly are quite distinctive (At first, it did look much like Cylindromyia to me, too. Face and antennae do say "syrphid", but some Tachinids look that way as well.)

Moved
Moved from Flies.

Syrphidae?
Antennae and face look more like Syrphidae. The narrow base of the abdomen is unusual.

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