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Lejops ? - Lejops

Lejops ? - Lejops
Midgic, Westmorland County, New Brunswick, Canada
May 11, 2013
Size: est. 9mm
Could this be Lejops lineatus ?

Moved from Lejops lineatus.

Moved from Syrphid Flies.

Lejops, very likely L. lineatus
Can an expert verify?

(Stuart, I'd be inclined to move this post to L. lineatus for subsequent review.)

It's a long story but....
I now think this may be a female Lejops bilinearis. Whatever they are, they are very common locally right now and I've repeatedly seen them being mounted by what I'm quite certain are male L. bilinearis. Eventually I'll post some photos showing pairs in tandem.....

Your call - it could just as easily be that species.

I'm going to
move this fly back to Lejops. I'm really confused by the Lejops locally - they are so common and I'm pretty sure we have more than one species that looks like this. So until I get them figured out (don't hold your breath!) I feel more comfortable with leaving this at subgenus Anasimyia.

Thanks, Ron.

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