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Species Chalcosyrphus chalybeus

Fly, I believe - Chalcosyrphus chalybeus Dipteran - Chalcosyrphus chalybeus Fly - Chalcosyrphus chalybeus Large Black Flies - Chalcosyrphus chalybeus - male - female Syrphid - Chalcosyrphus chalybeus Syrphid - Chalcosyrphus chalybeus Convincing spider wasp mimic - Chalcosyrphus chalybeus - female possibly Syrphidae Chalcosyrphus species?  - Chalcosyrphus chalybeus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Aschiza")
Family Syrphidae (Syrphid Flies)
Subfamily Eristalinae
Tribe Milesiini
Subtribe Xylotina
Genus Chalcosyrphus
No Taxon (subgenus Xylotomima)
Species chalybeus (Chalcosyrphus chalybeus)
Explanation of Names
Chalcosyrphus chalybeus (Wiedemann 1830)
chalybeus = 'steel-colored' (from Greek word referring to a steel-using people of Asia Minor, the Chalybes)
Small syrphid, steely blue, probably a mimic of various steely-blue wasps.