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Black Fly with Red Eyes - Platycheirus confusus

Black Fly with Red Eyes - Platycheirus confusus
N47.630561 W52.686877 (WGS84), Logy Bay, Northeast Avalon, Newfoundland/Labrador, Canada
June 6, 2014
Size: 7 mm nose to wingtips
Caught in a net as it was sitting on a dandelion.
This is the same type of fly that I posted yesterday here:

Black Fly with Red Eyes


I'm posting today's individual because it includes a ventral view.  I thought that may help with an ID.

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Moved
Moved from Platycheirus.

Moved

Moved
Moved from Syrphinae.

Ventral view is helpful! See
Ventral view is helpful! See here:

http://www.biology.ualberta.ca/bsc/ejournal/mylmst_23/mylmst_23_82.HTM

as in males it's really the best way to tell Platycheirus and Melanostoma apart (males of both have quadrate markings, so that doesn't help, and this fly's face doesn't really protrude.

I'm having trouble even finding this guy's metasternum - it certainly doesn't look well developed to me, rather reduced. So Melanostoma it is!

Moved
Moved from Flies.

Syrphidae
Syrphidae

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