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Syrphidae, Q genus, ID please - Eupeodes

Syrphidae, Q genus, ID please - Eupeodes
Skidaway Island, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
November 10, 2013
This Syrphid fly that I believe is a female was performing as if depositing her eggs near the many aphids that were infesting a Milkweed plant (Asclepias curassavica. ID please?

Images of this individual: tag all
Syrphidae, Q genus, ID please - Eupeodes Syrphidae, Q genus - Eupeodes Syrphidae, Q genus - Eupeodes Syrphidae, Q genus, ID please - Eupeodes

Moved

Moved
Moved from Eupeodes. Images were posted twice. I frassed the others with this ID...

Black border on the abdomen - combined with marginated abdomen, straight R4+5 vein, continuous band on tergite 4, and non-curved bands on tergites is Eupeodes (Metasyrphus).
… Kelsey J.R.P. Byers, 24 December, 2013 - 4:15pm

Moved
Moved from Syrphid Flies.

 
Ken- thank you for having ide
Ken- thank you for having identified the genus of my submission as "Eupeodes" This has been a most interesting learning exchange with Ron.

 
You're welcome...
...but I just moved 'em. Ron provided the ID. :)

Eupeodes sp.
Last shot clearly differentiates this from the often nearly identical Syrphus. Only Eupeodes has a black border, or margin, that separates the top half of the abdomen from the bottom.

 
Ron- thanks greatly for havin
Ron- thanks greatly for having pointed out, Only "Eupeodes" has a black border, or margin, that separates the top half of the abdomen from the bottom.

 
Fitz, there's a lot of good info like this floating around BG.
It needs to be more accessible. I've asked an editor to put my commentary with your photo on an Info page or two. Thanks for illustrating so well what I've often said.

 
Ron- this is very exciting, a
Ron- this is very exciting, as I just edited a 4th images which highlights the margin. I added it. Perhaps you may wish to frass one of the others.

 
The third shot is still the best.
Note that I'm not an editor.

 
Fitz, note.

 
Ron- this has been an excitin
Ron- this has been an exciting submission. Thank you! Old dogs can learn new bits of info/tricks.

 
And teach them, too. I'll be 72 in a week.
Enjoyed your post, and that's typical.

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