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who is this golden beauty? - Ferdinandea croesus - male

who is this golden beauty? - Ferdinandea croesus - Male
Poway, San Diego County, California, USA
January 27, 2014
On Boxelder at Lake Hodges

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who is this golden beauty? - Ferdinandea croesus - male who is this golden beauty? - Ferdinandea croesus - male who is this golden beauty? - Ferdinandea croesus - male

Moved
Moved from Ferdinandea.

Moved
Moved from Syrphid Flies.

Moved for expert attention.
Moved from ID Request.

Maybe something in/near Ferdinandea?


 
Yes - the bristles on the tho
Yes - the bristles on the thorax are pretty distinctive. My usual online resource (the Key to the Genera of Nearctic Syrphidae) seems to be down at the moment, but I keyed it to genus with the Manual of Nearctic Diptera and it agrees with your ID and my memory of the bristles - hooray!

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