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Large Fly - Blera badia

Large Fly - Blera badia
Elysburg, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA
June 2, 2014
At a distance I thought E. tenax. Didn't realize the difference until I got up close. Still a Syrphid?

Moved from Blera.

Three apical tarsomeres black
Three apical tarsomeres black = Blera badia

pls make sure there is no state abbreviation in the City field and elsewhere

Moved from ID Request.

Syrphidae, yes -
Looks like a Blera, perhaps P. badia. Better wait for someone who knows this well.

Either Blera badia or B. conf
Either Blera badia or B. confusa - we'd need to see the hind femora to tell between the two (badia has the base of the hind femora yellow, confusa is black). Will move to genus for now.

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