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

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#11588
Flower Fly - Dioprosopa clavata - female

Flower Fly - Dioprosopa clavata - Female
Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
July 14, 2004

Images of this individual: tag all
Flower Fly - Dioprosopa clavata - female Flower Fly - Dioprosopa clavata - female

Other cool stuff in this image.
I assume this particular syrphid feeds on aphids as larvae, since this one is sitting on a cluster of aphids. Ironically, nearly all the aphids in the image have been parasitized by a braconid wasp that creates aphid "mummies." The aphids with holes in them are the victims of this wasp.

Syrphidae: Pseudodoros clavatus female
Hello Lynette,
This is also a syrphid, and it has a narrow (petiolate) abdomen and the scutellum is yellow with a transverse black band.
So this is a female of Pseudodoros clavatus, and it is busy depositing eggs on a aphid infested plant!
Most of the aphids are mummies with round holes in them, they are victims of another parasitoid: probably wasps from the family Braconidae, subfamily Aphidiinae
Nice picture!
Greetings,
Gerard Pennards

 
Pseudodoros or Pseudodorus?
Will somebody, please tell me which is the correct spelling? Pseudodorus sounds more Latin so I lean toward it.

 
Pseudodoros sp.
Hello Beatriz,
The name really should be Pseudodoros!
In Europe there is a syrphid genus that is named Doros, and probably this name (Pseudodoros) is given to this genus because it resembles that european genus!
Greetings,
Gerard Pennards

 
Pseudodoros
Thanks, I found both spellings in the web and needed to know.

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