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Melanostoma mellinum? - Platycheirus

Melanostoma mellinum? - Platycheirus
scarborough, Ontario, Canada
May 30, 2013


Moved from Syrphid Flies.

Male Melanostoma have quadrate abdominal markings like Platycheirus, and can be hard to tell apart from that genus. 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.

Front tibia expanded - P
Front tibia expanded - Platycheirus

Moved for expert attention.
Moved from ID Request.

Platycheirus quadratus ?
Platycheirus quadratus ?

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