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American hover fly

Eupeodes americanus

Description:

The adult fly is black to metallic green, and has 3 yellow bands on its abdomen. Its face is yellowish but with black cheeks, and its wings are clear, it is 9–12 mm in body length.

Habitat:

temperate forest

Notes:

I spotted this in Algonquin. I couldn't believe it stayed still for so long.

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dandoucette
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dandoucette

Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Jul 17, 2011
Submitted on Jul 20, 2011

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