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small flying insect w large red eyes and narrow abdomen - Ocyptamus fuscipennis - male

small flying insect w large red eyes and narrow abdomen - Ocyptamus fuscipennis - Male
Compton, Carroll County, Arkansas, USA
June 19, 2017
Size: ~5 mm

Moved
Moved from Ocyptamus.

Ocyptamus fuscipennis
Ocyptamus fuscipennis ...... male

 
Thank you! How can I tell th
Thank you! How can I tell that it's a male?

 
In this species and most othe
In this species and most other Syrphidae, the male eyes are holoptic (meeting on the top of the head) and the females are dichoptic (eyes separated on the top of the head. In Syrphid species with both sexes with dichoptic eyes, the eyes of females are more widely spaced than males.

 
Very interesting. Thank you
Very interesting. Thank you so much.

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Moved from ID Request.

Ocyptamus
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