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Syrphidae Family-Syrphid Fly Larva ID please - Dioprosopa clavata

Syrphidae Family-Syrphid Fly Larva ID please - Dioprosopa clavata
Skidaway Island, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
July 15, 2015
This larva on Asclepias incarnata, Swamp Milkweed. I have observed it before on Asclepias curassavica eating Oleander Aphids. I believe it may be of the Syrphidae family, possibly (Pseudodoros clavatus) as I have photographed the adult on various Milkweed Species near the aphids.

This is a follow up as I located a BugGuide submission of mine, 9/28/2011 submission of a very similar larva which Contributing Editor Tum Hauser identified the photograph # 581989 as Dioprosopa clavata. I believe it is either of these two species.ID please?

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Even- thank you for having ed
Even- thank you for having edited my submission and identifying it as being (Dioprosopa clavata).

It is a very appreciated Syrphidae family biological pest control within our 152 yard "Pollinator Garden Berm". We have three Asclepius species to support our Monarch and Queen species.

Many thanks also for serving as a Contributing Editor!

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Moved from Syrphid Flies.

To get a species ID, I suspect you'd need to rear one.

 
Ken- Thanks, that is a good i
Ken- Thanks, that is a good idea.

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