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Syrphid ? - Paragus

Syrphid ? - Paragus
Allison Park, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
October 13, 2011
Really bad angle and the only one I have, not expecting an ID but figured I'd try.

Moved
Moved from Syrphid Flies.

Hmm. If the antennae were mo
Hmm. If the antennae were more typical Syrphidae antennae, I'd say Platycheirus, and that is what it keys to. But those antennae are distinctive, so I'm not comfortable with that ID. I'll give it another look in a bit.

 
I did have doubts
as to whether this was indeed a syrphid, Bombyliidae crossed my mind. I've looked both places with no success.

 
Wing veination is wrong for B
Wing veination is wrong for Bombyllidae; it does look like a syrphid wing even though I don't see the spurious vein (not all syrphids show it).

 
Face seems distinctive.
Silver color and hair on eyes might indicate what this is. Pretty sure it's a syrphid, but the spurious vein was giving me a problem. Thanks, Kelsey!

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