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Hover Fly 6 yellow bars - Eupeodes volucris - female

Hover Fly 6 yellow bars - Eupeodes volucris - Female
Mission Viejo, Orange County, California, USA
March 27, 2014
Trabuco Creek from Winfield

Moved
Moved from Syrphid Flies.

 
Thanks Kelsey
for the ID and the move.

Eupeodes, quite probably Eupe
Eupeodes, quite probably Eupeodes (Eupeodes) volucris. The surest way to tell that I know of is looking at the presence of microtrichia on the wing (see here for an explanation and comparison) - this wing looks like it is bare in large areas, but I'm not completely certain.

 
I'd say you're right to species, Kelsey
.

Moved for expert attention.
Moved from ID Request.

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