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Hovering Fly - Platycheirus

Hovering Fly - Platycheirus
Pittsburg, Contra Costa County, California, USA
February 18, 2014
Size: 6.3 mm
Found hanging from a sage blossom. Distinct yellow tipped legs.

Moved from ID Request.

Looks like Platycheirus (Syrp
Looks like Platycheirus (Syrphidae) to me - the protruding face distinguishes it from Melanostoma, even though we can't see the abdominal patterns very well.