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Tribe Toxomerini

Another syrphid - Toxomerus geminatus - male syrphid-goshen-5-31-10-tl-1-ct-herr-NJ1015 - Toxomerus marginatus - male - female Tiny flies - only seen on or near flowering plants...mating - Toxomerus marginatus - male - female Syrphid Fly - Toxomerus politus Toxomerus? - Toxomerus geminatus Hover Fly - Toxomerus marginatus Toxomerus marginatus - female Toxomerus? - Toxomerus occidentalis
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 Toxomerini
Identification
Larvae and puparia are bright green.
Food
Larvae of most species feed on aphids; although there may be a few that have switched to pollen feeding.
Adults feed on nectar and also pollen.
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