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Brachypalpus (subg Crioprora) alopex? - Brachypalpus alopex - male - female

Brachypalpus (subg Crioprora) alopex? - Brachypalpus alopex - Male Female
Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
March 27, 2013
I spotted these two flies mating on a telephone pole near my house; they were distracted enough to get some good pictures! They key out to Syrphidae, and from there one of Brachypalpus (subgenus Crioprora), Hadromyia (I don't see a spur, though, and there is black on the face), or Pocota (but I don't see yellow on the abdomen). I think probably Brachypalpus alopex, but don't have a key to get it to species.

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Brachypalpus (subg Crioprora) alopex? - Brachypalpus alopex - male - female Brachypalpus (subg Crioprora) alopex? - Brachypalpus alopex - male - female Brachypalpus (subg Crioprora) alopex? - Brachypalpus alopex - male - female Brachypalpus (subg Crioprora) alopex? - Brachypalpus alopex - male - female

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Moved from Syrphid Flies.

Keyed to species using the "Synopsis of the North American Syrphidae" by Samuel W. Williston (1887). Yellow facial pile in the female distinguishes from B. (Crioprora) femora in this text.

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