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Species Dioprosopa clavata

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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 Syrphini
Genus Dioprosopa
Species clavata (Dioprosopa clavata)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pseudodoros clavatus
Explanation of Names
Dioprosopa clavata (Fabricius 1794)
Size
body 6.5-12.4 mm, wing 4.9-8.8 mm(1)
Identification
Similar to Baccha and Ocyptamus, but scutellum with yellow bands (vs. all black); more in(2) (here)
Range
From so. US (north to VA-KS-NM-CA) to Chile & Argentina(1)
Food
Larvae feed on aphids
Life Cycle
Larva -- Puparium -- Adult female -- Adult male
See Also
superficially resembles a thick-headed fly (Conopidae)
Works Cited
1.Zur Gattung Pseudodoros Becker, 1903 (Diptera, Syrphidae)
Kassebeer C.F. 2000. Dipteron 3(1): 73-92.
2.Syrphidae of Ontario