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reminds of Epistrophe - Syrphus

reminds of Epistrophe - Syrphus
Digby County, Nova Scotia, Canada
July 28, 2013


Syrphus .... male
Syrphus .... male.
Not Epistrophe grossulariae where the yellow markings on the abdomen don`t narrow before overlapping side margin.

I have ones here in NS with exactly the same markings. Could be Epistrophe grossulariae.

Moved from Syrphid Flies.

Ah, another nice, handy, catchall category.
These will be fine for future use!

Blame =v= :^) I'd ID'd (wow,
Blame =v= :^) I'd ID'd (wow, the spelling there) many of the flies in the Syrphidae category to one of these three genera, and thus this category was born... the three are surprisingly hard to tell apart, but your type of gestalt thinking is a strong asset here.

Hopefully, some of the European experts will rediscover the site
Gerard, in particular, would make short work of many of these. (He's heavily Gestalt.)

I've been reading both of you
I've been reading both of your comments, and am beginning to see some similar things, which has been very helpful!

Tribe Syrphini is a safe bet.
I think you're correct because of the ivory color, but it might be Syrphus. (Definitely not Eupeodes.)

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