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Species Syrphus ribesii

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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 Syrphus
Species ribesii (Syrphus ribesii)
Explanation of Names
Syrphus ribesii (Linnaeus 1758)
Size
8.1-13.3 mm(1)
Identification
Wing bm cell entirely covered with tiny hairs (i.e. trichose)
Eyes bare
Black bands of abdomen complete to edge; margin not narrowly yellow
Male hind femur either yellow or black on basal 2/3
Female mid and hind femora only black right at base, with most specimens having a hind femur that is completely yellow
Range
holarctic, throughout NA (Alaska & Canada to CA & MS to Central America)(1)
Food
Larvae recorded feeding on a variety of aphids, including Macrosiphum, Aphis, Pemphigus, and Cinara(1)
Remarks
Most variable Nearctic Syrphus species(1)
Internet References
Species pages: Strickland Museum(2) | Discover Life(3)