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Wasp - Chrysotoxum

Wasp - Chrysotoxum
Logan Pass, Glacier NP, Montana, USA
July 17, 2006

This wasp - mimicking fly is a Syrphidae, genus Chrysotoxum. Maybe a syrphid expert will put a sp. name on it for us.


Something down close to those odd Myoleptas. Can't quite place it.

just a very good mimic. Unfortunately I'm good with wasps, so you'll have to wait until someone good with flies comes around to ID it to a lower taxon.

soldier fly
I would guess some sort of Stratiomyid from the antennae, but it does not seem to have a close match in the Guide.
Very pretty fly! good shot.

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