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photographed on a cone flower in an organic garden Richmond, VA - Allograpta obliqua

photographed on a cone flower in an organic garden Richmond, VA - Allograpta obliqua
Richmond, County, Virginia, USA
June 21, 2014

Moved
Moved from obliqua or exotica.

Markings on tergite 2 are consistent with obliqua; see:


Moved
Moved from Syrphid Flies.

Unfortunately, telling between these two species requires a side (ideally) or facial (less ideal but doable) view.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

 
If you don't ID the bug.....w
If you don't ID the bug.....why move it ?

 
He moved it closer to an ID.
If you'll look at the string of terms above your pic, you'll see that it has been placed in the family Syrphidae. Others who specialize in Syrphids will take the ID further. This is standard BG practice. The important thing to remember is that the ID process doesn't stop just because an image is moved. :)

 
thank you for explaining the
thank you for explaining the procedure.

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