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How about it being S.vitripennis, like in the thumbnail pics. Brock.
As stated by WLR, you cannot be certain of Syrphus from the majority of photos. Good as this photo is, it is not clear whether the eyes have hairs or not, and the hind femora are not visible to judge the extent of any dark area. Even with a series of photos, a specific ID is often not possible...eye hairs and microtrichia on the wing both require a very close look.
Still a nice photo, though.
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Theres a lot of Syrphids Syrphus ribesssi, vitipennis , torvus being the most commonly encountered in general.The latter Syrphus torvus - Eyes densely hairy in males, less obviously so in females in itself can be difficult sometimes these are best left as Syrphus sp unless they have been examined under magnification etc. You can only glean so much info from one shot for definitive IDs Face Legs and other features would always help in arriving at a definitive or failing it not posing for the camera a few different angles att the best macro performance the camera can give . Miks shot by the way is a pretty good macro in itself !! but sometimes to see the hairs etc you need big Mag
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Thanks for your comments and help. I appreciate how difficult it must be, working from single photos, but I'm not sure the little critters do.I'll keep searching for more co-operative models.
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