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Large Syrphid - Eupeodes volucris - female

Large Syrphid - Eupeodes volucris - Female
Irvine Park, Orange, Orange County, California, USA
February 6, 2007

Moved from Eupeodes.

Moved from Scaeva pyrastri.

Not Scaeva
But again a female of Eupeodes sp.!
Compare the shape of the spots on this one with those of a real pyrastri:
Can you see the difference? In pyrastri the spots are more or less hooked a bit, in this one they are more rounded!

Yes, I can see the difference.
Thanks, Gerard, for your insights.

Scaeva, for comparison:

Probably E. volucris

(written 12-1-10) Still not sure. Red legs would do it.

Yes, E. volucris
Moved to species.

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