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Interesting Fly on Flower
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Posted on 29-10-2005 21:24
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I photographed this nice fly in May of 1990 and it would be nice to finally get a caption on it. Can anyone supply an ID?

Location was West Virginia, USA.

Thanks for any help!

Stephen Cresswell
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Posted on 29-10-2005 21:32
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It's a syrphid fly, possibly Cheilosia but one of the others here can probably tell you more.

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Posted on 06-11-2005 16:34
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Or send the picture to Chris Thompson.. or to Wouter van Steenis...
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Posted on 05-09-2006 14:32
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Thanks for the help, Paul, and thanks for the suggestion, Andre. I did send the image to Chris Thompson and he was kind enough to comment:

"Without being able to clearly see the face in lateral view, etc., it is difficult to identify these bare-eyed [=Cartosyrphus] Cheilosia species. However, the collecting date, locality and overall habitus makes it highly probable to be C. pallipes."

Stephen Cresswell
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