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Syrphid Fly

Allograpta exotica

Description:

Hoverfly with patterned abdomen and clear wings. This female was about 7mm long. This is very similar to the Common Oblique Syrphid - A. obliqua but the face has a black stripe making this A. exotica.

Habitat:

Front yard hovering around African Daisy and Rose

Notes:

A good graphic showing the difference between A. obliqua and A. exotica is at: http://bugguide.net/node/view/757809

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San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on Nov 14, 2013
Submitted on Nov 14, 2013

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