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Tribe Syrphini

Hover fly - Sphaerophoria contigua - female Syrphid fly - Syrphus Syrphid on Allium - Epistrophe? - Epistrophe grossulariae 9032687 Sphaer - Sphaerophoria contigua Syrphus? - Syrphus - male Syrphid Fly - Ocyptamus fuscipennis Allograpta obliqua? - Allograpta obliqua Allograpta sp. - Allograpta obliqua - female
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
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
taxonomy in flux, limits of genera not settled
old but still valuable revision in(1)
Numbers
the most speciose syrphid tribe in our fauna, with >140 spp. in ~30 genera in our area(2) and ~40 genera recognized worldwide(1)
Identification
Moderate size hoverflies, typically with wasp-like markings
Range
worldwide
Food
Larvae predatory, often on aphids
Life Cycle
1. larva, early stage. 2. larva late stage. 3. puparium. 4. adult male and puparium. 5. adult female
Works Cited
1.A revision of the genera of the Syrphini (Diptera: Syrphidae)
Vockeroth J.R. 1969. Mem. Ent. Soc. Canada 62: 1-176.
2.Key to the genera of nearctic Syrphidae
Miranda G.F.G, Young A.D., Locke M.M., Marshall S.A., Skevington J.H., Thompson F.C. 2013. Can. J. Arthropod Identification 23: 1-351.