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Syrphidae- Mesembrius sp.
These bees are ready to mate.
Thank you Maria, its done.
Nice series of this hoverfly. You could put either syrphid fly or hoverfly as the common name.
yes! Thank you Mark and thank you Dave.
Maybe you could change you common name and notes to refer to flies instead of bees and include this reference http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesembrius
Oh! thank you Mark, :)) Thank you!
Kingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: ArthropodaClass: InsectaOrder: DipteraFamily: SyrphidaeSubfamily: EristalinaeTribe: EristaliniSubtribe: HelophilinaGenus: Mesembrius(flies)
I am referring to your 'common name' ... Mesembrius sp. & Mesembrius sp. probably would look similar. !?
Thank you Mark for the information, but Mesembrius sp. & Mesembrius sp looks similar. :(
This is a syrphid fly - not a bee
No problem. You have helped me many times, and lots of other people too - a true Noah spotter :)Dave
Thank you Dave for the ID.
Looks like Mesembrius sp. A wasp mimicking hover fly.http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_...Dave
Spotted on Jun 11, 2012 Submitted on Jul 7, 2013