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Blera armillata ? - Blera armillata - female

Blera armillata ? - Blera armillata - Female
New Scotland, Westmorland County, New Brunswick, Canada
June 13, 2013
Size: est. 13mm
I nearly fell over when this large, shiny, rotund syrphid with yellow frons and antennae, yellowish wings and bold leg markings flew in and started nectaring at Bunchberry Cornus canadensis. Using the Ontario Syrphidae guide it seems to readily key out as Blera armillata which doesn't seem to have a page here at BG ?? Or is this something else I've overlooked?

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Blera armillata ? - Blera armillata - female Blera armillata ? - Blera armillata - female Blera armillata ? - Blera armillata - female Blera armillata ? - Blera armillata - female

This looks like a female to m
This looks like a female to me.

 
Thanks!
Thanks for catching this, Bill!! I've made the correction.

Moved
Moved from Blera armillata.

Awesome! New species for BG!
Awesome! New species for BG!

 
Thanks!
Thanks so much, Martin! From submission to being moved to a newly created guide page in 2 minutes! That must be a BG record? :)

 
That might be a record... som
That might be a record... sometimes I do not check BG for weeks at a time, and not all ID's are that straight forward... having such a great picture of course helps a lot!

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Moved from Syrphid Flies.

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