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Photo#892629
Puppy-faced shiny fly - Platycheirus

Puppy-faced shiny fly - Platycheirus
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
June 2, 2012

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Puppy-faced shiny fly - Platycheirus Puppy-faced shiny fly - Platycheirus

Either Platycheirus stegnus o
Either Platycheirus stegnus or P. stegnoides given the punctate face and location.

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Thanks!
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I love your description! Thi
I love your description! This is Platycheirus, a syrphid fly (Syrphidae). Many of the species in the genus are silvery instead of yellow and black, and the protruding face (puppylike, as you mention) is also quite characteristic, though not all Platycheirus have it.

 
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