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Syrphid Fly? - Eupeodes

Syrphid Fly? - Eupeodes
Auburn, Alabama, USA
November 8, 2004
My guess is that this is in Family Syrphidae but need a little help. This specimen was one of several on Camellia flowers this afternoon.

Moved from Eupeodes.


Moved from Syrphini.
Confirmed by Ron Hemberger.

Hello Lew,
Sorry for the late comment! :-))
Yes, it is a female Syrphid from the subfamily Syrphini, and I think it will be found in the genus Melangyna or Eupeodes (formerly known as Metasyrphus).
Unfortunately I don't know the Syrphid fauna from the USA so well, so this is all I can give you for now!
Gerard Pennards

Thanks Gerard for your comments. They are very helpful.

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