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Female Flower Fly, 1 cm body length. The wings are longer than the body and are clear with brown spots. The body color is bronze and the thorax has 4 prominent dark longitudinal stripes. The abdomen has black bands. Family Syrphidae.
On flowers and bushes along the roadside, Km. 16, Highway between San Cristobal de Las Casas and Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico.
The male of this species might be all bronze colored, dark wings without spots and very faint or no stripes on the thorax. See: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/312....
Spotted on Nov 8, 2018
Submitted on Nov 12, 2018