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Flower Fly discovered by Tclenche (#7306)

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Sighting Info

Observed: August 31, 2015 @ 1:30 PM
Posted on: September 4, 2015 @ 7:51 PM (diff: 4 days)
Thanks for the ID help!! A lot of these feeding on my goldenrod patch along with bees and butterflys

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By Barry Hicks on 9/12/2015 8:12:13 PM

This is not a wasp but a flower fly (Family Syrphidae).  Notice that is has only 2 wings and very short antennae.  Wasps will have 4 wings and long antennae.

By sam on 9/12/2015 8:36:59 PM

A very good sighting and photos. I would have called it a wasp. not knowing the wing difference

By Tclenche on 9/13/2015 1:17:07 PM

Thanks Barry for the ID info! There are so many insects here I have to learn about. is there a good reference book for Newfoundland insects?

By Barry Hicks on 9/14/2015 7:40:29 PM

No sorry can't think of anything.

By Ann Puddicombe on 9/15/2015 3:32:08 PM

Mardon Erbland has published a book about bugs from Newfoundland and has great photos in it

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