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Western Pond Flower Fly

Sericomyia chalcopyga

Description:

A large black distinctive Flower Fly with tinted wings and 3 yellow bands on each side of the abdomen. Lateral hair on the thorax and abdomen is also yellow. This fly was about 11 mm in length and is a not too convincing wasp mimic. It is a flower fly of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Family Syrphidae, Subfamily Eristalinae.

Habitat:

On composite flowers in wooden planters along the dock. Ketchikan, Alaska.

Notes:

https://bugguide.net/node/view/137134/bg... https://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20q?sear... http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxb...

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Ketchikan, Alaska, USA

Lat: 55.34, Long: -131.65

Spotted on Sep 3, 2018
Submitted on Oct 6, 2018

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