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Photo#805551
Ocyptamus fuscipennis

Ocyptamus fuscipennis
Muttontown Preserve, Nassau County, New York, USA
July 15, 2013
Size: 10 mm +/-
The abdomen was relatively long and narrow, but blunt-tipped.
Very active and appeared to be nectaring.

Moved
Moved from Flies.

No way for me to be sure, but...
I'd bet this is it, or at least very close:

 
That's exactly what I saw. O
That's exactly what I saw. Of course it was never as cooperative as the one in that photo. Thanks!

 
You have to sweet-talk them, Rich.
Promise them a magazine cover if they'll pose for you.

Syrphidae?
What I can see looks like Syrphidae. Most do not have such extensive wing markings.

 
That's kind of the impression
That's kind of the impression that I got. too, but I have never seen one of these things before.

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