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Syrphid Fly - Brachypalpus femorata

Syrphid Fly - Brachypalpus femorata
Banks, Washington County, Oregon, USA
April 24, 2013
Size: 15 mm

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Brachypalpus femorata.
Brachypalpus femorata.

 
Nice work! For some reason G
Nice work! For some reason Gil Miranda's "Key to the Genera of Nearctic Syrphidae" never keys things out to Brachypalpus (Crioprora), which is probably why I missed it back then.

I agree with your ID; I looked at Williston's original species description, as well as his 1887 key, and it fits perfectly. I'll create a species page!

 
Gil's Key
It does key out in Gil's key and it is placed in the bumble-bee genera portion of the key.

 
Ah.
I didn't realize there wasn't a page or I would have gone in depth with my reasoning.

Maaaaybe something in Chalcos
Maaaaybe something in Chalcosyrphus?

 
In retrospect, I don't think
In retrospect, I don't think so - looks more like Cynorhinella or Myolepta (I think I may see the relevant spines on the fore femur), though neither have species here on BugGuide that look quite right. Tricky fly, despite your good photographs!

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