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Flower Fly - Toxomerus marginatus

Flower Fly - Toxomerus marginatus
Massachusetts, USA
August 20, 2006
This flower is tiny so the fly is very small indeed.
I can't seem to match the abdomen pattern to any image in the Guide.

Moved to Guide

I belive this is Toxomerus ma
I belive this is Toxomerus marginatus

gehan G.

Based on Steve's hint this is what I concluded.
I should have been clearer.
Thanks for the confirmation.

Looks like Steve nailed it
Will move shortly to the Guide. This looks sharper than most of the images there.

a hover fly (Family Syrphidae). I think lots of people call them flower flies as well. After all, they hover over flowers!

Genus is Toxomerus --- note the V shaped indentation in the hind edge of the eye; I believe this character works for the genus over all of North America.

The explanation helps. I'm new at this.

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