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Maybe it's Melanostoma? - Platycheirus - female

Maybe it's Melanostoma? - Platycheirus - Female
Fairfield, Somerset County, Maine, USA
August 24, 2013

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Maybe it's Melanostoma? - Platycheirus - female Maybe it's Melanostoma? - Platycheirus - female Maybe it's Melanostoma? - Platycheirus - female Maybe it's Melanostoma? - Platycheirus - female

Moved

Moved
Moved from Syrphid Flies.

These two genera can be difficult to tell apart; hopefully someone will take the plunge! Moving them out of Syrphidae to clarify the ID situation.

Maybe. Platycheirus is another candidate.
I also think there is a third, but can't seem to find it. Posture does seem to favor Melanostoma.

 
Platycheirus
also looks like a strong possibility, to me, but I will wait for more experts as many of these are really hard to tell apart.
Thanks

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