A few forgotten French Guianan insects 5

A few forgotten French Guianan insects
The other night I was looking through an old box of insects and discovered 5 trays of mixed French Guianan insects from my trip there in 2000. Most are Hymenoptera but there are a few interesting Diptera and other orders so I have decided to mount them and see who would like them. More photos ...

Syrphid #4 – Ceriogaster sp. (female) 1

Syrphid #4 - Ceriogaster sp. (female)
This is a lovely black hoverfly with metallic green patches. The specimen has been donated to Menno Reemer – many thanks to him for the identification.

Syrphid #1

Syrphid #1
This wasp mimic hoverfly looks very similar to Stratiomyid #7. This specimen has been donated to Menno Reemer.

Microdon (virgo-species group) (French Guiana) 3

Microdon (virgo-species group) (French Guiana)
This amazing metallic green hoverfly was in the first batch from French Guiana. Menno Reemer is currently revising the Microdontini so the name is only tentative and might be subject to change. EDIT (1/5/2011): Menno has this specimen and has confirmed that it is part of the virgo-species group.

Syrphid #3

Syrphid #3
Another wasp-mimic hoverfly. This specimen has been donated to Menno Reemer.

Syrphid #2 (Palpada cf. scutellaris) 1

Syrphid #2 (Palpada cf. scutellaris)
An interesting black hoverfly with a beautiful yellow scutellum and contrasting grey dusting patches. This specimen has been donated to Menno Reemer. Many thanks to Martin Hauser for the identification suggestion.