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Syrphidae  ? - Xylota segnis - male

Syrphidae ? - Xylota segnis - Male
Flatbrookville, Sussex County, New Jersey, USA
May 27, 2013
On wild Geranium. Wings always remained folded over the back. The hefty metafemur might help.

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Syrphidae  ? - Xylota segnis - male Syrphidae  ? - Xylota segnis - male


Moved from Syrphid Flies.

Pretty sure it's Syritta pipiens.
But there may be two more candidates. Will check later, John, unless you want to go for it. "Spurs" or "saw teeth" on the meaty back leg may prove to be the clue.

Thanks Ron, but...
... the femoral teeth on mine are less pronounced than those I see on the other BG images, and they run the length of the leg instead of being confined to the apical third. Also, the white thoracic markings near the head are missing on all images I have of this individual. And my hind tibia shows a lot of white that I'm not seeing on BG images. What are the other two candidates?

So many syrphids, so little time.

I don't recall, but will think on it.
I believe one starts with an "Xyl.."

Still swamped!
Xylotini and Lejops are the two names I was after, in case you get a roundtuit before I do. (All my tuits are are square for the moment.)

John, I'm bailing before I get in over my head.
Humm...on the verge of a mixed metaphor.

I do think it's Xylotini, but fear I'm dealing with dated info. Please see:

BTW, Chalcosyrphus is yet another genus of interest. Quite a mire.

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