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Very small bee - Sphaerophoria sulphuripes - male

Very small bee - Sphaerophoria sulphuripes - Male
Union Bay Natural Area, Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
May 20, 2013


Moved from Sphaerophoria.

Moved from Syrphid Flies.

ID: Sphaerophoria sp., a male
Species ID not possible without a specimen in hand.

Moved & cropped for expert attention
Moved from Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies.

for the future, please note that [i] images posted for identification purposes should be cropped down to just the bug; [ii] size data only help if measured in mm, otherwise the field is better left blank (estimates are useless for identification); [iii] location & other data should be entered as prescribed by the filling instructions provided in the submission ('Washington' does not belong in the City field --please correct)

I will be more careful in future submissions.
Thank You

Looks rather to be a fly
in the Syrphidae

Thank You for your assistance!

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