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Myopa on Horkelia - Myopa rubida

Myopa on Horkelia - Myopa rubida
Bald Mountain, Tulare County, California, USA
June 9, 2012
Found here on flower of Horkelia tularensis.

The dorsal arista, and gena more than half as long as the vertical length of the eye...as well as what appears to be a twice-bent proboscis (with apex of 2nd bend appearing below the tip of the left femur) indicate this is Myopa. Trying to reconcile visible characters here with the info given in the keys and (minimal) discussion of species in Camras & Hurd(1), my best guess at ID here is M. rubida.

Moved
Moved from Myopa.

The main key characters Camras uses point to M. rubida here: abdomen shiny red; abdominal hairs short, sparse, and black; abdomen with virtually no pollinosity.

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