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Syrphid Fly - Ferdinandea sp. - Ferdinandea

Syrphid Fly - Ferdinandea sp. - Ferdinandea
Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
September 15, 2006
This fly landed in front of me while I was standing at my laurel hedge waiting for flies & bees/wasps to come and land near me to warm up. It let me get close, but not close enough to get a face shot. I hope these are enough to ID, though I think the images are cool anyway.

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Syrphid Fly - Ferdinandea sp. - Ferdinandea Syrphid Fly - Ferdinandea sp. - Ferdinandea

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Ferdinandea sp.
Hello Cheryl,
This is a species in the syrphid genus Ferdinandea!
There are 5 species in the Nearctic, unfortunately I can't tell you which species it is.
But it is somewhat new, because there is no guide page for this genus yet. I already ID one Ferdinandea, but it is in the general part of Syrphidae pictures.
Greetings, Gerard

 
Thank you
It's a very pretty fly. It looks almost painted on the thorax.

Thanks, again!

Sryphid Fly
I tried to look through all the Syrphid flies to see if there were any similar ones, but with a dial-up connection, it just took too long. If anyone can ID this at least to Genus, that would be great.

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Not Bee Fly.
My third attempt at posting to these two images! GRRR! Real problems with the site today. This is not a bee fly, but a flower fly (Syrphidae), as evidenced by the wing venation among other characters.

 
Thank you
I guess I really don't know everything! ;)

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