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Species Allograpta obliqua - Common Oblique Syrphid

Flower Fly - Allograpta obliqua - male Skinny syrphid on twig - Allograpta obliqua Common Oblique Syrphid - Allograpta obliqua - male Allograpta obliqua? - Allograpta obliqua Toxomerus sp..  marginatus?  politus? - Allograpta obliqua Allograpta obliqua - Common Oblique Syrphid - Allograpta obliqua - male Maybe Allograpta obliqua or exotica? - Allograpta obliqua hoverfly - Allograpta obliqua
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 Allograpta
Species obliqua (Common Oblique Syrphid)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Allograpta obliqua (Say)
Orig. Comb: Scaeva obliqua Say 1823
Size
6-8.5 mm
Identification
It has transverse yellow bands on the abdomen, and two oblique yellow marks near the tip. Larvae(1) smooth, green, with a broad white median strip and prominent breathing tubes.
see also
Season
Typically summer to early fall: Jun-Sep in KS, Jul in MN, May-Dec in NC (lower elevations), Jun-Sep in NC mountains, all year in so. FL
Life Cycle
Pupa -- Adult female -- Adult male
See Also

inset (from pg. 24) of Fluke (1942)(2), shows the dorsal abdomenal patterns for A. obliqua and A. exotica.
Print References
(3)
Internet References
Fact sheet (Weems 2004-2014)[Cite:185010]
Works Cited
1.Flower Flies (Syrphidae) and other biological control agents for aphids in vegetable crops
R. Bugg et al. 2008. UC ANR Publication 8285.
2.Revision of the Neotropical Syrphini related to Syrphus (Diptera, Syrphidae).
Fluke, C.L. 1942. American Museum Novitates, No. 1201: 1-24.
3.Insects of New England & New York
Tom Murray. 2011. Kollath+Stensass Publishing.