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Syrphidae? - Palpada vinetorum - male

Syrphidae? - Palpada vinetorum - Male
Plantation, Broward County, Florida, USA
A lot thicker than most of the hover flies I have shot and A LOT bigger, I see these all the time and wonder if they are indeed Syrphid flies since they hover and have similar features. Thanks for your help,


Moved from Palpada.
This appears to be what has been identified as Palpada vinetorum. See references in the guide page for the species.

Palpada sp.
It's a syrphid in the genus Palpada, which is close to the genus Eristalis. The species of Palpada (like this one) are often a bit more colorful than Eristalis.

I can't tell you for sure but
I can't tell you for sure but I do know alot of the Eupeodes species are very large in comparison with a syr. species.

Search for Eupeodes images and see if you find a match.

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