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Photo#941148
fly 151 - Polybiomyia bellardii

fly 151 - Polybiomyia bellardii
Garden Canyon, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
September 4, 2013
On Dalea

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fly 151 - Polybiomyia bellardii fly 151 - Polybiomyia bellardii - female fly 151 - Polybiomyia bellardii - female fly 151 - Polybiomyia bellardii - female

Moved
Moved from Polybiomyia.

?
This doesn't really key out in Polybiomyia either. Although I guess it could just be a rather light colored specimen.

It comes out as Polybiomyia bellardi

It lacks prescutellar spots or stripes. It lacks pleurotergital markings. No yellow spots on pleurae. This leaves only two species.
Polybiomyia bellardi and Polybiomyia pedicellata.

Polybiomyia pedicellata has black legs and a 3rd abdominal segment longer than broad. This specimen has red legs and a 3rd segment broader than long which agrees with Polybiomyia bellardi

Edit: When I am in the collection this week. I'll check our holdings and see if I can't give a precise answer.

Edit 2: Upon further research. This keys to Polybiomyia reinhardii described by Hull in 1930. It is considered a synonym of Polybiomyia bellardi. Moving this to that species.

Moved
Moved from Syrphid Flies.

I see a spurious vein on the wing as well.

Either Sphiximorpha or Polybiomyia - the best character between them is on the underside (of course!), but this doesn't key out in Sphiximorpha at all, so Polybiomyia it is. Alas, I don't have access to a key for this genus, but I hope someone else (Martin?) may be able to key it for us.

Moved
Moved from Flies.

Two votes for Syrphidae. Let's see what the experts have to say.

Hm... Conopid or Syrphid?
Leaning toward Cerioidini--but quite prepared to be proven wrong. :)

 
Syrphidae
Wing looks like Syrphidae to me.

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