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Hover fly -- flower fly -- or, Eristalis sp ? - Eristalis tenax - female

Hover fly -- flower fly -- or, Eristalis sp ? - Eristalis tenax - Female
5200 ft elevation, Park County, Wyoming, USA
September 4, 2004
Size: 1/2 inch
semi wet area

From the color pattern it is
From the color pattern it is without question a female Eristalis tenax.

All of the above!
In Europe, Syrphidae are known as "hover flies." Syrphid specialists in America swear they should go by "flower flies." This specimen is of an Eristalis sp., probably E. tenax, the "drone fly." Confused yet?:-)

 
Eristalis tenax
Yes, E.tenax from a picture in my Kosmos Insektenfuehrer by J. Zahradnik.

 
Maybe
You may well be right. Posture etc. are correct but the characteristic vertical hair bands on the eyes are not visible in this picture.

Paul

http://www.diptera.info

Eristalis
Certainly an Eristalis but which one?

Paul

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