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Steve Pelikan
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Posted on 16-09-2006 04:01

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4-6 mm. long (approx)
From SW Ohio U.S.A.
adults flying mid-may
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Oops.Shock ... wrong subfamily! I should have asked is this Sphegina?
Edited by Steve Pelikan on 16-09-2006 05:22
Paul Beuk
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It is certainly what I would call it, but I am not completely familiar with the Neartcic fauna...

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Posted on 19-09-2006 21:54
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I'm sure this is a female in the genus Sphegina!
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A female? I would have thought it's a male.
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Oeeps, it's a male! Shock
Getting so used to look at separation of the eyes that I sometimes forget that some genera don't have that feature!
But yes, you're right Kahis, it is a male!Grin
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