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Mallota? - Eristalis flavipes - male

Mallota? - Eristalis flavipes - Male
Near Davis, Tucker County, West Virginia, USA
August 16, 2006
What a pretty little bumble bee mimic! Is this genus Mallota? M. posticata, maybe?

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Mallota? - Eristalis flavipes - male Mallota? - Eristalis flavipes

Moved to Subgenus Eoseristalis
Moved from Eristalis flavipes.

Moved from Eristalis.

So not Mallota, they have a different venation in the wingtip. This is a male in the genus Eristalis, and I would go for Eristalis flavipes, because of it's orange hind tarsi!

Thanks, Gerard!
Thanks, Gerard, for the ID help! I see by that North America doesn't have E. flavipes, but I will record this as Eristalis sp. and move it to the Eristalis page.

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