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Tribe Toxomerini

Toxomerus geminatus? - Toxomerus geminatus Flower Fly - Toxomerus geminatus Toxomerus politus ?? - Toxomerus politus Toxomerus marginatus? - Toxomerus marginatus Syrphid from puparium on basil leaf - Toxomerus geminatus - male Hoverfly chrysalis  - Toxomerus geminatus - female Toxomerus politus - male Toxomerus occidentalis? - Toxomerus occidentalis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon ("Aschiza")
Family Syrphidae (Hover 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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