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Scientific name: Arthropoda: Insecta: Diptera: Syrphidae: Copestylum vesicularum
Common Name: flower fly

Country: USA
State/District: VA
County: Fairfax
Date (D-M-Y): 24 - 6 - 1998

Photographer: Spiro Savov

Identifier: F. C. Thompson
Collector: E. M. Barrows
Location: Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve

Malaise Trap

Keywords: A DMWP flower fly Forest Ecology hover fly
Additional Information:

This fly came from a sample in alcohol from a Malaise trap.   Unfortunately, the alcohol often reduces the quality of a flower fly specimen by causing some parts to crinkle, deforming its wings and other parts, fading it, or a combination of these things.

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