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Species Toxomerus politus

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Aschiza")
Family Syrphidae (Syrphid Flies)
Subfamily Syrphinae
Tribe Toxomerini
Genus Toxomerus
Species politus (Toxomerus politus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Scaeva polita, Syrphus cingulatulus, Syrphus hecticus (ITIS)
Size
body 7-9 mm
Identification
scutellum mostly yellow; margin of abdomen with alternating black and yellow markings; dorsal surface of abdomen with distinctive pattern
Range
southern Canada to Argentina
Season
adults present in August and September in northern United States and Ontario
Remarks
much less common than T. marginatus and T. geminatus
See Also
Toxomerus geminatus and T. marginatus have a distinctly different pattern on abdomen compare images of all three species)
Internet References
adult images and field marks (Jeff Skevington et al, Field Guide to Flower Flies of Ontario)
Distribution (The Diptera Site, USDA)