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Syrphidae to identify... (1 Viewer)

pilonm

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Hello all,

Would it be possible to identify this female Syrphidae? (Genus, Species)?

Those pictures were taken in a marsh near home (Quebec, near Vermont).



Thanks alot :)


Michel (from Quebec, Canada; near Vermont)
 

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James Lowther

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the big guy is probably Eristalis tenax, unless there's a very similar species in Canada

no idea on the little one (doesn't look like any british sp._

cheers,
James
 

Silverwolf

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There are quite a few Eristalis in NA. I know in Alberta we had about 8 species and that was low compared to the other eastern areas.
 

James Lowther

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Yeah I wouldn't want to bet any money on it. But it does have the stripes of hair on the eyes and thickened tibia of E tenax
James
 

pilonm

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Thanks you very much James and Silverwolf for your so appreciated help :)

I think too that E. tenax is a good guess.

Cheers,

Michel
 

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