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Differential diagnosis

Eupeodes species are robust with shining or subshining thorax; abdomen oval, usually flattened, strongly margined; terga usually with pale yellow to reddish yellow maculae commonly lunulate or with fasciae of similar color almost straight, wavy, or distinctly emarginate; rarely with about apical one-third of abdomen reddish above or with tergites mostly or entirely black. Usually, the vein R4+5 is nearly straight, the metasternum pilose and male terminalia can be either small, scarcely apparent from above or greatly enlarged, protruding as bluntly rounded cylinder at apex of abdomen, like in E. volucris.


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Source: Flower flies (Syrphidae)

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