Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Discussion of 2018 gathering

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington

TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#10063
Flower Fly - Pelecinobaccha costata - female

Flower Fly - Pelecinobaccha costata - Female
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, USA
September 13, 2004
Is this Syrphid in the genus - Bacca?

Moved

Ocyptamus sp.
Hello Bill,
I think this one is a member of the syrphid genus Ocyptamus, but not the species that is already in the guide!
This one is a female!
Greetings,
Gerard pennards

 
O. costatus?
The Ocyptamus part of the Syrphidae of Ontario just got put up and this is a ringer for O. costatus with the dark leading edge and clear cell dm. However, Nomina Nearctica lists 14 species in this genus from North America, and only 3 are in Ontario. I would say this is probably a safe ID given the proximity of Pennsylvania to Ontario though. Do you know the most recent key/revision for North American Ocyptamus Gerard?

 
Ocyptamus key
Hello Joel,
Better late than never, I would say! :-))
No, I don't know this key, but I would be very interested! Is it somewhere on the web, or can you mail me?
Greetings,
Gerard Pennards

 
Ocyptamus costatus
I agree: the Syrphidae of Ontario page that Joel linked to (and now included in the Guide) describes this photo exactly. Image moved to new species page.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.