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Sand Wasp Mimic - Eupeodes volucris

Sand Wasp Mimic - Eupeodes volucris
W of Rattlesnake Canyon, Bull Run Mountains, Elko County, Nevada, USA
August 8, 2013
Found near a small spring under a deciduous forest. I thought it was a Bicyrte Sand Wasp, but it must be some kind of Diptera. Thank you for your help.

Moved
Moved from Syrphini.

Eupeodes volucris?
Eupeodes volucris?

 
Either Eupeodes (probably vol
Either Eupeodes (probably volucris but could be a different species) or possibly Lapposyrphus lapponicus; the markings are too wide for Scaeva pyrastri.

Moved
Moved from Syrphini.

Moved
Moved from Syrphid Flies.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Correct - this is a hoverfly
Correct - this is a hoverfly (Syrphidae). Probably Eupeodes volucris, but I can't quite tell on the wing veination; the other guess I'd have would be Lapposyrphus lapponicus (if the R4+5 vein is bent upwards rather than straight).

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