Syrphid Fly - Mating Pair
Lejops polygrammus

Lejops polygrammus
I was lucky to find this mating pair at Strawberry Reservoir in Wasatch County. I have a few more photos of this
species
on another page. I like the design on the abdomen and find it interesting that the male is goldish while
 the female is black or dark brown. Somehow we tend to think all flies, whether male or
female, are pretty drab. 
According to Bugguide, the name Polygrammus means "marked with many stripes". © Carol Davis 7-3-2012

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