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Unknown Fly - Chalcosyrphus nemorum

Unknown Fly - Chalcosyrphus nemorum
Toronto - Toronto Botanical Gardens, Southern Ontario, Ontario, Canada
May 14, 2014
The legs and orange abdominal stripe were distinctive

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Unknown Fly - Chalcosyrphus nemorum Unknown Fly - Chalcosyrphus nemorum

Moved
Moved from Xylotina.

Moved
Moved from Syrphid Flies.

Either Chalcosyrphus (Xylotom
Either Chalcosyrphus (Xylotomima) or Xylota - they're hard to tell apart without a view of the underside. Nice shot!

Using Jeff Skevington's "Field Guide to the Syrphidae of Northeastern North America," this looks very much like Chalcosyrphus nemorum, assuming the orange abdominal stripe is on the top of the fly?

 
Was hoping for Xylota....
....since there are none listed for Ontario ;) I will go through my other images and see what I can find. Thanks for the link to the key.

 
Yeah - as you can see from th
Yeah - as you can see from the name, Chalcosyrphus (Xylotomima) looks a lot like Xylota!

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